Ballymun Bus Corridor

The National Transport Authority, NTA, is consulting the public on the redesign of Dublin’s Public Bus Network and proposing to create 16 core bus corridors.  Their stated objective is to reduce journey times and increase reliability and capacity of the bus service.

An affordable, efficient and reliable public transport service is essential for our city and increasing the capacity and efficiency of the bus service is to be welcomed.  However, their proposals are not perfect.

Mary has met with and continued to engage with the NTA to address issues of concern to residents and businesses on St Mobhi Road, Botanic Road and Glasnevin.

A public information meeting will be held in theBallymun Axis Arts Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, on Wednesday 3rd April from 15:00 – 20:00

The NTA are proposing two options for the Ballymun to City Centre bus corridor with the following impact:

Under Option A:

Provide one bus lane and one general traffic lane on St Mobhi Road in the southbound direction between Griffith Avenue and Botanic Road.

A section of bus only roadway is proposed on the northbound lane approaching the junction between Griffith Avenue and St Mobhi Road – Prohibiting through traffic in the northbound direction

  • Reduce journey time by 20 minutes
  • Impact approximately 34 properties
  • Remove approximately 46 on street parking spaces
  • Remove approximately 40 roadside trees, with a promise to replace
  • Route length 6km
  • Cycle Lane length 5.5km
  • Miscellaneous road traffic restrictions and changes including:
  • No right turn onto Stella Avenue*
  • No left turn onto St Mobhi Boithrin*
  • No right turn at entrance to White College of Further Education*
  • No left turn onto St Mobhi Drive*
  • Access to Scoil Chaitriona remains unchanged

*except for local traffic

Under Option B

Two-way movement would be maintained for all road users between Griffith Avenue and Botanic Road

  • Reduce journey time by 20 minutes
  • Impact approximately 80 properties
  • Remove approximately 48 on street parking spaces
  • Remove 140 roadside trees, with a promise to replace them
  • Route length 6km
  • Cycle Lane length 7.5km

The Proposed Metrolink Scheme will cross this CBC at Whitworth Road , St Mobhi Road and Ballymun Road.

There are many other elements to the proposal and full details of the Ballymun to City Center Bus Corridor are available on www.busconnects.ie or you can see the plans at Mary’s office at 90 Dowth Avenue, Monday – Friday 09.30-13.00. 

Mary is happy to assist anyone wishing to make a submission or requiring advice.

The deadline to make a submission is May 31st 2019. 

Submissions can be made on www.busconnects.ie or by post to Core Bus Corridor Project, National Transport Authority, Dun Scéin, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2.