Episode 7: Bus Connects - Revi...

On The Move

Episode 7: Bus Connects - Revised Network Plan

Listen to this episode



Share this article


If there was ever a question as to how much Dubliners cared for their bus service, the last 18 months gives us some idea.  Plans to revise the bus network in Dublin has become one of the biggest talking points in the city and generated many news headlines. 

In 2017, The National Transport Authority launched Bus Connects, an ambitious €2bn plan to change how we use the bus to get from A-B. Many bus passengers say it’s long overdue, with confusing route numbers, meandering routes and a complex fare structure making the simplest of journeys a struggle. For others, they like how the bus network is, and whilst they admit it needs to improve, they are cautious about how it’s done. 

Under the Bus Connects plans, the new network will be based around spines, a group of corridors labeled A to H, with a high frequency core branching out into individual routes. These spine corridors will be supported by a new range of orbital services, local routes and additional “lifeline” routes connecting local areas with the city. 

When the NTA released the first draft of their plans they were met with opposition. Resident groups across the city expressed anger at the prospect of losing their local route, bus driver unions took to social media to express their concerns, and politicians organised meetings to discuss the plans for their constituents. The Bus Connects team held 33 public events to explain the plans to the public and asked for feedback. 

Almost 50,000 people submitted feedback, and in October 2019, the NTA released revised plans for the bus network. Grainne Macken, head of communications with Bus Connects, joins us on our latest podcast to update us on the plans. 


Read more about

98fm Bus Connects Commuting Dublin National Transport Authority On The Move Podcast Transport

Related Podcasts

Related Podcasts

Dublin Mother Urges Parents To...

00:40:30

Dublin Mother Urges Parents To STOP Having Sleepovers

98FM's Dublin Talks

00:40:30


Your Entitlements If You Have...

00:30:02

Your Entitlements If You Have To Stay At Home Because Of Covid19

98FM's Dublin Talks

00:30:02


Dublin Woman Disgusted By Wher...

00:11:21

Dublin Woman Disgusted By Where Neighbours Are Keeping Their Large Dog

98FM's Dublin Talks

00:11:21


Nobody Told Me: I’d Lose Frien...

00:34:48

Nobody Told Me: I’d Lose Friends When I Became A Parent 

Nobody Told Me

00:34:48

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

Up next

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

The Fix with Ciaran O'Connor

The Fix with Ciaran O'Connor

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Karl Dawson

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bre...

The Sound of the City with Brendan Roache

06:00-09:00

Share

Saturday Social

Saturday Social

09:00-12:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on