Bus passengers in Dublin are being told they'll see "immediate improvements" this weekend as Dublin Bus loses control of three more of its routes.
From Sunday, Go-Ahead will start running the 111, 184 and 185 services.
According to the National Transport Authority, passengers on these routes "will see immediate improvements in frequency and service levels from Sunday".
Go-Ahead, a global transport firm, is in the middle of taking over 24 Dublin Bus routes, as agreed earlier this year.
Earlier this month, Go-Ahead took over routes 45a, 59, 63 and 75, and the improvement of services on Dublin Bus Route 14.
17 more routes will be transferred from Dublin Bus to Go-Ahead in the coming weeks and months.
Changes this Sunday:
Route 111 – Brides Glen to Dalkey
- On Mondays to Saturdays there are earlier trips from Dun Laoghaire towards Brides Glen to allow for better connections to the Luas green line.
- A brand new Sunday service is being introduced to offer an hourly frequency, with the first journey from Brides Glen leaving at 09:33 and the final journey leaving at 23:33.
- Departure times between Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey and vice versa have been coordinated with service 59 where possible to offer more evenly spaced departures along these roads.
- The route stays the same and there are no route variations.
Route 184 – Bray to Newtownmountkennedy
- The timetable has been designed to connect with revised DART services at Greystones to and from Newtownmountkennedy.
- The first and last journeys are broadly similar but the Mondays to Fridays evening frequency increases to every 30 minutes.
- On Saturdays and Sundays, there will be many extra journeys operating every 30 minutes, compared to current service provision of every hour on Saturdays and 2 hours on Sundays.
Route 185 – Bray to Enniskerry
- The route is not changing but more journeys are also serving the Palermo Estate.
- All the roads on the 185 will be continued to be served.
- Some improvements have been made to make the timetable easier to understand.
- There will be departures every 30 minutes from Bray DART station to Palermo Estate, with one of these continuing every hour to Powerscourt via Enniskerry.
- The 185 will continue to terminate at bus stop 4108 which is Enniskerry Golf Club (known locally as Shop River)