Two New 24-Hour Routes to Launch as Part of Phase 4 of BusConnects
The National Transport Authority, in conjunction with Dublin Bus, has launched phase 4 of BusConnects in Dublin. The ‘G Spine‘ will commence on Sunday 16 October and will serve the communities in Ballyfermot, Liffey Valley, Clondalkin, Islandbridge and the City Centre.
This phase will provide enhanced bus services and follows on from the successful launches of the H Spine in June 2021, C Spine in November 2021 and the Northern Orbitals in May 2022.
The ‘G Spine’ will see the introduction of three routes from the West of the City – G1, G2 and Route 60 which will be operated by Dublin Bus. G1 and G2 will operate 24 hours a day 7 days per week and will coincide with the removal of the 79 and 79a routes as well as the Liffey Valley to City Centre part of route 40. The new timetable will operate very frequently on the spine section between Ballyfermot and the City Centre with buses operating every 8 minutes from 6am to 10pm on weekdays. Route 60 will operate every 60 minutes from 5am to 11pm on weekdays. Additional peak time journeys will be included on this route during the school term, for morning and evening peaks, between Cherry Orchard and the City Centre.
Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority said, “this announcement of the fourth phase of BusConnects follows on from the successful rollout of the H Spine, C Spine and Northern Orbitals. BusConnects aims to improve bus services and to connect people and places in Dublin. Today’s launch means we will have ten routes operating 24 hours a day 7 days per week across Dublin”.
Andrea Keane, Acting CEO of Dublin Bus said, “the launch of G Spine and Route 60 services is positive news for our customers across West Dublin. Along with providing increased capacity, frequency, and weekend services, this new phase of the network redesign will offer people 24-hour access to the docklands and key parts of the city’s business district.”
Source: Transport of Ireland