The National Transport Authority in conjunction with Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland have today announced the second phase of the new BusConnects network for Dublin. The “C-Spine” will commence on 28th November and will serve the communities of Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip, Lucan, Adamstown, Liffey Valley and Palmerstown to the City Centre as well as Ringsend and Sandymount.
This phase will provide enhanced bus services with a high frequency spine as well as new local, and radial routes. This is the second phase in the implementation of the new BusConnects network and follows on from the successful rollout of the H Spine in June. Today’s announcement relates to the bus network aspects of the programme and not the infrastructure proposals.
The C-Spine will see the introduction of Routes C1, C2, C3, C4 which will be the primary drivers of the new network, delivering fast and frequent services to the city centre. C5 and C6 will be night-time routes and will follow a similar pattern to Routes C3 and C4, but will operate via Chapelizod. In addition, the C1 and C2 will operate a 24-hour service.
This phase will be primarily operated by Dublin Bus, with the exception of the L51 and L52 which will be operated by Go-Ahead Ireland.
The remaining phases of the new network will continue to be rolled out on an incremental basis.