The National Transport Authority has revised its planned changes for bus services around Dún Laoghaire. This follows a public consultation during which concerns were raised about areas such as Killiney that would be left without a service.
I wrote about this in July when the changes were first suggested
I met with the NTA and later with Dublin Bus to discuss the concerns that people had raised with me about these changes.
So a compromise plan has emerged with less severe cuts than originally planned and with some of the route straightening maintained. The major changes since July are that:
- Sallynoggin will keep two buses per hour ( 7a) that continue to St Vincent’s Hospital and into the city centre. Two more buses per hour (7) will travel via Sallyglen Road.
- Killiney village and Ballinclea will keep an hourly 59 bus to Dún Laoghaire via Dalkey.
- The 111 will not be withdrawn
- The 45A will keep its original route and timetable via Upper Sallynoggin Road
- Cherrywood will be served by 3 buses per hour
- The 7 bus will use the Blackrock bypass for inbound journeys, while the 7A will continue to use the village route.
The full list of changes in bus route order is:
- 7 from Cherrywood to Mountjoy Square via Sallyglen Road and Blackrock bypass every half hour
- 7A from Loughlinstown Park to Mountjoy Square via Sallynoggin every half hour
- 7B unchanged route – ‘minor timetable change’
- 8 this route will be abolished
- 45A from Dún Laoghaire to Shankill is unchanged
- 59 from Dún Laoghaire to Druid’s Chair via Dalkey and Killiney Towers every hour
- 63 from Dún Laoghaire to Kiltiernan via Pottery Road and Johnstown Road
- 111 from Dalkey to Cherrywood via York Rd, Sallynoggin and Loughlinstown hospital every hour
I have uploaded a copy of the revised draft plan for you here:
Thanks to everyone who contacted me about these changes.