From the RTE News website:
Dublin Bus to change and combine routes
Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:59
Dublin Bus has announced it is to change the majority of its routes over the coming months.
The company said the redesign of its network comes after more than a year of consultation.
Dublin Bus said the changes will increase the frequency and efficiency of its service.
The overall number of routes is to be increased, but some existing routes will be straightened out with fewer diversions off quality bus corridors, while others will be combined.
Dublin Bus said this will make it easier to travel across the city without changing buses.
It says the average waiting time between services will be five minutes.
A real-time passenger information service will also be rolled-out later this year.
On RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Dublin Bus spokeswoman Clíodhna Ní Fhátharta said under the new plan there would be a reduction of up to 150 staff. She said it hopes to achieve this on a voluntary basis.
The company said the changes will be implemented on a phased basis.