M3 Corridor Update – Proposed Changes September 2016
We would like to thank our customers for the feedback received to date. We are currently reviewing all comments and suggestions, and will submit proposals for discussion with the National Transport Authority.
No changes will be implemented until approved by the Authority. Once approved, customers will be notified a minimum of 10 days prior to any changes to our services on this corridor.
As part of an ongoing review of services on the M3 Corridor and taking account of the feedback that was received in relation to an initial public consultation undertaken in early 2015, Bus Éireann now intend to introduce significant enhancements to the bus services on this corridor . These changes are similar to the proposals outlined previously in the public consultation (January 2015) and also take account of changing travel patterns and the evolving transport needs of our customers.
The aim of these changes is to provide an enhanced network of services that not only meet the needs of existing customers but will also attract new customers. The revised services will provide all the major towns and villages along the corridor with appropriate service levels throughout the day and weekends through a mixture of routes.
The following is a brief summary of the proposed changes which have been approved in principle by the National Transport Authority. Detailed summary timetables of all services by town are available below:
We would now welcome any further customer feedback & comments in relation to the summary timetables outlined above and these can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following provides a brief summary of each timetable for the proposals outlined above:
Route XN: Navan – Johnstown (Super Valu) – M3 – Dublin South City Centre
Route XN will be a dedicated bus service that will operate directly between Navan town centre and Dublin City Centre, using the following route:
Navan – Johnstown - M3 Motorway – M50 – Finglas – Phibsborough – O’Connell Street – South City Centre
Between Monday and Friday, this service will operate from 5:40am to 11.30pm, every 20 to 30 minutes. There will also be frequent services at the weekend, operating every 20 to 30 minutes during the day. This will be complemented by the 109A service which will now provide an overnight service between Navan and Dublin City Centre via Dublin Airport.
Route XN will provide a quick, direct and comfortable bus service between Navan and Dublin City Centre and environs. This will significantly improve the travelling experience by improving the reliability of bus services operating between Navan, Blanchardstown and Dublin and reducing journey times for customers. Route XN will also provide better opportunities for interchange with other public transport services, to ensure that access to public transport in Navan and County Meath is enhanced.
Route 109: Kells – Navan - Dunshaughlin – Dublin City Centre
Route 109 will be an hourly service that will operate between Kells and Dublin City Centre, via Navan, Dunshaughlin, Clonee and Blanchardstown, using the following route:
Kells – R147 (Old N3) – Navan – R147 – Dunshaughlin – R147 – Bracetown – Clonee – Blanchardstown – Navan Road – Phibsborough – Dublin city centre – Busáras
Additional services will be operated in the morning and evening from Monday to Friday. Route 109 will provide a regular service along the old N3 and will ensure continued connectivity along the corridor between rural and urban areas. Route 109 will be one of two core services that will operate between Dunshaughlin and Dublin City Centre. The changes being made will enhance capacity for customers in Dunshaughlin, as a significant proportion of Navan customers will be using Route XN to access Dublin city centre.
An enhanced service to/from Bailieborough will also be provided as part of the route.
Route 109A: Kells – Navan – Dunshaughlin - Ratoath - Ashbourne – Airport – DCU - City Centre
Route 109A was enhanced at the start of August 2016 with the introduction of a 24 hour service linking Kells with Dublin Airport via Navan, Dunshaughlin, Ratoath and Ashbourne. The enhancements to Route 109A include the provision of overnight services to Dublin City Centre.
Route 109B: Athboy – Trim - Dunshaughlin – Dublin City Centre
Route 109B route will replace the current Route 111 and will provide an hourly service from Athboy/Trim to Dublin City Centre, via Dunshaughlin and the Navan Road. Additional services will be operated in the morning and evening from Monday to Friday.
Taking into account the changes to other routes, there will be an increase in the number of services operating between Trim and Dublin City Centre. Route 109B will complement services operating through Dunshaughlin on Routes 109 and 109A.
Route 109C: Trim – Kilmessan – Dunsany – Dunshaughlin – Dublin City Centre
Route 109C will operate between Trim and Dublin City Centre, via Kilmessan, Dunsany and Batterstown. This new route will operate every 2 hours from Monday to Saturday, with a reduced service on Sundays.
Route 109C will provide significantly enhanced public transport services from small towns and rural areas along this corridor including direct access between these areas and Dublin City Centre. Route 109C will complement the services provided on Route 109B between Trim and Dublin City Centre.
Route 109X: Cavan – Virginia – Kells – M3 Motorway - (Navan) – Finglas QBC -Dublin City Centre
Route 109X will operate between Cavan and Dublin City Centre, via Virginia, Kells, M3 motorway and Finglas between 04:45am and 11:15pm, Monday to Sunday. A number of services will operate via Navan.
This revised service will provide a quick, direct and comfortable bus service between Cavan and Dublin City Centre and environs. This will significantly improve the travelling experience by improving the reliability of bus services operating between Cavan, Blanchardstown and Dublin and reducing journey times for customers. The changes being made will ensure that access to public transport in Cavan and in the wider Cavan and County Meath area is enhanced.
Monday, 29th August, 2016