Yesterday the National Transport Authority released their finalised BusConnects plans for North Dublin. I and my colleague Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien want to welcome the significant changes made to the BusConnects routes in Dublin Fingal.
We campaigned on your behalf for these changes, which address most of the the concerns that we along with residents across Kinsealy raised during the public consultation process.
In the initial draft BusConnects plan the 43 would have been replaced with a non-direct local route. Journeys to the City Centre on this route would have required a change of buses in Clarehall. City centre access via the Malahide Road will now be retained with the bus route 21, which runs at every 30 mins.
The 102 was to be replaced and would have no longer served Kinsealy. However, it will now be replaced by the L81 local route that runs from Sutton Train Station, through Malahide, Mountgorry way and out to Dublin Airport. This service will run every 20 mins.
The 142 service has been retained and has been renamed X77, this is still a peak time service.
The 20 will replace the 42 and this is a regular service that serves parts of Kinsealy, Feltrim and the Malahide Road before going to the city centre. This will run every 30 mins.
I and Cllr. Eoghan O'Brien want to commend everyone who attended our public meetings and engaged with the public consultation process.
All relevant information about the new network is now available on www.busconnects.ie
Darragh & Eoghan