Go-Ahead Ireland have now published the timetables for Routes 45A, 59, 63 and 75 which will transfer to them from Sunday 7th October 2018.
Services that have route variations will now have their own unique suffix for ease of identification where required, to help identify them in the timetable.
The changes can be summarised as follows:
Daytime frequency enhanced to every 20 minutes, and every 30 minutes each evening and Sunday daytimes.
Existing journeys diverting via Shanganagh Cliffs Estate are numbered 45B to distinguish them from the standard route, but apart from this the route is the same as the 45A.
Departure times between Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey and vice versa have been coordinated with service 111 where possible to offer more evenly spaced departures along these roads.
The route stays the same and there are no route variations.
Weekday daytime frequency remains every 30 minutes with first and last bus times broadly similar but enhanced to every 30 minutes each evening and Sunday daytimes.
Please note, the start and end point on all routes – including 63 & 63A – are the same. The A route journeys via Foxrock as outlined on the timetable.
Existing journeys via Sandyford Business Park will remain and be augmented at peak periods. These enhance the number of peak journeys between Dundrum and Tallaght.
The route is changed in Dundrum to now serve Main Street, Taney Road and Sydenham Road to allow for better travel opportunities with connections on to the Luas green line.
The timetable has been coordinated with the route 175 between Dundrum and Tallaght to offer more evenly spread departures throughout the day.
First and last journey times are similar and additional Sunday morning and evening journeys will be introduced.
Please note, journeys via Sandyford Business Park are numbered 75A as outlined on the timetable.
All existing Dublin Bus tickets, free travel passes and Leap Cards will be accepted on all Go-Ahead services, and the fare structure will remain the same as it currently is with Dublin Bus.
Real Time Info & Journey Planning
Real Time information will be shown on the TFI Real Time Ireland Application and the TFI Journey Planner. Please see www.transportforireland.ie for more details on these apps and how to download.
Seems very tight running times to me. 30 mins on 63 kilternan to dunlaoire madness and 15 mins on some 59 services.
Agree - Dalkey to DL station in 11 minutes even outside peak times is very optimistic imo.
I can't understand for the life of me why the NTA thinks it's a good idea to make the 75 even more torchorous by running it via Dundrum Village. I get that they want to integrate it with the Luas and the 175 but the 75 dosen't need to take anymore pointless detours it's going to screw up it's running time even more.
Good to see the improvements on the above routes. The suffix is helpful to finally show the route variations. The new stops erected along Taney Road etc will need to have route 75A added.
I think the running times on the 59 and 63 are the same as what is currently in place.
My only criticism is that these new timetables look different in style to the ones used by Dublin Bus, TFI and at stops. There are now four different looks to the timetables depending on what route you’re using which is not great for consistency. These timetables do not include fare stages or listings in Irish.
Devnull mentioned it above but I'm going to add some more on the topic of realtime data ......
Realtime data (RTPI) for the Go-Ahead services will not be shown on the Dubln Bus mobile app, nor on independent apps like Next Bus Dublin.
For a consolidated view of all routes serving your favourite stops (if they are served by DB and Go-Ahead buses), you will need to use the TFI Real Time app.....
NextBusDublin's most recent update says:
Support for new Go-Ahead operated routes such as the 175 will be added soon.
+1 just read the app description this morning and spotted that. I've lashed an e-mail off to the developer, asking him for his plans to integrate support for the 75 and other routes that will be moving over.
As others have said, I think it’s a shame that the new timetables don’t use ‘clockface’ departure times, although at least headways are reasonably consistent.
The last 45a in the evening is interesting. A customer friendly provision that has the bus waiting at Bray for a delayed DART for up to 15 minutes..... is this a good example of why we needed another operator to shake up Dublin Bus???
I suppose it depends on what way you look at it. It might be customer-friendly if you're on a delayed DART and hoping to make the last 45A but you probably won't be thrilled if you're already on the last 45A and then have to wait up to 15 minutes for the DART to arrive.
The 45A gets some welcome attention not just in terms of the last bus provision but also for finally having buses leaving at reasonable times on a Sunday morning. To have the first 45A at 11am (!) on a Sunday morning when lifestyle and business patterns has changed so much to a far more respectable 0830 is good to see. Interesting to read too that the 111 will also run on Sundays once it goes to Go-Ahead is another move which will benefit passengers.
Wasn't the new timetable drawn up by the NTA not GoAhead?
14 is going to run every 15 mins Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on a Sunday. The 61 and 120 are both getting revised timetables. I assume this extra capacity is coming as a result of Go-Ahead transfers in Donnybrook.
I would say yes. Although the 120 is not from Donnybrook Garage. It is run from Phibsboro. I don't know why that got a revised timetable tbh. Anyone got any info?