The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today launched the Core Bus Corridor Project which involves the implementation of continuous bus lanes along 16 key radial bus corridors around Dublin.
It is part of the overall BusConnects programme to transform Dublin’s bus system to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people.
The first stage of the Core Bus Corridor Project is the public consultation process which will take place on a phased basis between now and next May.
Each phase will involve consultation on a set number of corridors over a period of months. Details of the phasing of the public consultation process are set out at the end of this statement.
At the outset of each phase, the NTA will issue information letters directly to any house or business whose garden or frontage may have to be acquired. These letters have already been sent in the case of the four corridors in Phase 1, which includes some residents in Dublin West.
A similar process of public consultation will be followed early next year for the remaining phases. Details of the public consultation process and a fact sheet regarding the public consultation are attached to this statement below. More detailed information on the Core Bus Corridor Project is available on the BusConnects website, www.busconnects.ie.
The NTA is fully committed to working with all interested parties in the development of the Core Bus Corridors Project. In that regard we will be establishing a community forum for each corridor to facilitate engagement with all parties including individuals, residents associations, community groups, etc. Requests to participate in the community forum should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The NTA looks vastly improve the bus experience for the growing number of passengers who wish to use sustainable transport modes in and around the city through collaboration with representatives and the public.
DETAILS OF PHASING
Phase 1 (14th November to 15th February 2019)
Ø Clongriffin to City Centre
Ø Swords to City Centre
Ø Blanchardstown to City Centre
Ø Lucan to City Centre
Phase 2 (Mid-January to End March 2019)
Ø Liffey Valley to City Centre
Ø Clondalkin to Drimnagh
Ø Greenhills to City Centre
Ø Tallaght to Terenure
Ø Kimmage to City Centre
Ø Rathfarnham to City Centre
Phase 3 (Mid-February to End April 2019)
Ø Ballymun to City Centre
Ø Finglas to Phibsborough
Ø Bray to City Centre
Ø Blackrock to Merrion
Ø UCD Ballsbridge to City Centre
Ø Ringsend to City Centre