While Dublin Bus is operating in challenging times they have made improvements to services for the commuters of Dublin West in terms of cross city services. This allows commuters to travel to their destination without having to change buses in the city centre.
Services in Dublin 15
The number of services in the Greater Blanchardstown area has been increased to cater for ever increasing numbers of bus users. The 37 now goes into the Town Centre, a very successful and long awaited development.
Ongar and Little Pace
There have been major improvements in the services to Littlepace and Ongar, following consultation with commuters, this is a welcome development.
Connolly Hospital is served by the 220 and the 17a. These buses run every 20 minutes and can be accessed at the Blanchardstown Centre.
Real time displays of bus arrival times are now available on many bus stops in Dublin 15.
There is a half hourly service in both directions on the Clonsilla Road, however I would like to see an increase in this services.
I have asked that the Swords route into the City Centre be improved, particularly in the area of the River Liffey, alongside the Financial Services Centre. Mr Paddy Doherty of Dublin Bus stated that there are proposals for the 41X to travel via the Port Tunnel at evening times. I will continue to press Dublin Bus for the speedy introduction of this proposal.
The 41 service will now by-pass Dublin Airport, so as to improve journey times. On a broader front there are also proposals from Dublin City Council to widen the Drumcondra Road at the Cat and Cage Public House to improve the traffic flow.