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Anywhere to find Dublin Bus expansion plans

  • 28-01-2021 9:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭ x00065954


    Hi all,

    Apologies if this is the wrong thread and if so, admin please delete.

    Is there somewhere that we can see any proposed plans for Dublin Bus expansion? I am currently Looking to buy a house in Newcastle but the stumbling block is that the area is terrible for buses so wondering are there any plans to improve this in the future?

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    x00065954 wrote: »
    Hi all,

    Apologies if this is the wrong thread and if so, admin please delete.

    Is there somewhere that we can see any proposed plans for Dublin Bus expansion? I am currently Looking to buy a house in Newcastle but the stumbling block is that the area is terrible for buses so wondering are there any plans to improve this in the future?

    Thanks

    Check out bus connects....


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    Newcastle, Co. Dublin or Newcastle, Co. Wicklow?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,818 ✭✭✭ donvito99


    This is what is proposed as part of Bus Connects: https://busconnects.ie/media/2020/greystones-area-map.pdf

    This suggests that weekdays you'll have a bus to Greystones every 40 minutes (or 60 mins on the weekend), and you'll have 6 buses to/from Dublin before 8am and 6 buses after 4pm: https://busconnects.ie/media/1988/a3-frequency-tables-061020-fa.pdf


  • Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭ x00065954


    GT89 wrote: »
    Newcastle, Co. Dublin or Newcastle, Co. Wicklow?

    Apologies should had been more clean. I mean Newcastle in Dublin


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,217 ✭✭✭ Thrashssacre


    x00065954 wrote: »
    Apologies should had been more clean. I mean Newcastle in Dublin

    Newcastle will have a route to red cow Luas. And route from tallaght to maynooth which Will pass through the village.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭ x00065954


    Newcastle will have a route to red cow Luas. And route from tallaght to maynooth which Will pass through the village.

    Where did you see this?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,806 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    x00065954 wrote: »
    Where did you see this?

    Busconnects plans


    Dublin Bus do not decide their own routes anymore, the NTA designs the network. Busconnects is a major, phased redesign starting this year.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    x00065954 wrote: »
    Apologies should had been more clean. I mean Newcastle in Dublin

    Saggart area on the map has the W6 Maynooth to Tallaght which will run every 30 minutes via Newcastle and the L56 every hour to the Red Cow Luas Stop. There's also an X56 which seems to be like the current 68x to the city centre which runs once in the morning and once in the evening rush hour.

    https://busconnects.ie/initiatives/new-dublin-area-bus-network/


  • Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭ x00065954


    That’s exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks all!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,918 ✭✭✭ Vic_08


    GT89 wrote: »
    Saggart area on the map has the W6 Maynooth to Tallaght which will run every 30 minutes via Newcastle and the L56 every hour to the Red Cow Luas Stop. There's also an X56 which seems to be like the current 68x to the city centre which runs once in the morning and once in the evening rush hour.

    https://busconnects.ie/initiatives/new-dublin-area-bus-network/

    So a much worse service for those wishing to go to/from the city than currently, that's progress for you.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    Vic_08 wrote: »
    So a much worse service for those wishing to go to/from the city than currently, that's progress for you.

    Higher frequency than at the moment though


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,903 ✭✭✭✭ murphaph


    In future the vast majority of Newcastle commuters will go via the W6 to Hazelhatch and change there onto heavy rail.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,350 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine


    Vic_08 wrote: »
    So a much worse service for those wishing to go to/from the city than currently, that's progress for you.

    Nobody who has ever missed a 68 would say that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 665 ✭✭✭ Citrus_8


    Vic_08 wrote: »
    So a much worse service for those wishing to go to/from the city than currently, that's progress for you.
    There's a demand for orbital routes which are close to non existent. After Covid people will work partly at home, some closer to home as businesses will divert and be closer to residential places rather than focused to city centre only as it was before. Will be invested in rail more than ever before so I think overall the improvement will be much better. Current route scheme is ridiculous and built on the broken US standards rather than the Europe's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭ Xterminator


    Vic_08 wrote: »
    So a much worse service for those wishing to go to/from the city than currently, that's progress for you.

    more frequent, and more capacity.

    bus connects methodology is to create fast quality corridors, and connecting local routes to the corridor.

    Most people don't get a bus from their front door to the city, but you get faster arterial routes, and better interconnectedness on the 'spokes' so you don't have to go to town, and get a bus from town to get somewhere else in the city.


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