Customer Announcement: M3 Corridor Service Improvements – Athboy & Trim

Bus Éireann are pleased to announce the introduction of an enhanced bus service for our customers in the towns of Athboy & Trim and their environs. This follows the Bus Éireann/National Transport Authority review of services on the M3 Corridor and takes account of the feedback recieved from members of the public. The amended services will be introduced on Sunday, 27 November 2016.

There will be changes on the following routes:

Route 111: Delvin – Athboy – Trim – Batterstown – Dublin
Route 111A: Cavan – Granard – Delvin – Athboy
Route 109B: Trim - Kilmessan – Dunshaughlin – Dublin

These enhancements will complement the recently introduced improvements on the following routes:

Route 111X: Clonmellon – Delvin – Athboy – Dublin
Route 190: Trim – Navan – Drogheda
Route 109A: Trim – Dunshaughlin – DCU

The changes provide these growing towns with the following service improvements:

  • Increased services throughout the week including weekends linking Athboy & Trim to Dublin City Centre:
    • 21 daily weekday services from Athboy to the city centre
    • 28 daily weekday services from Trim to the city centre
  • An additional early service at 5:45am to the city centre and an additional last bus at 11:15pm.
  • A limited stop peak hour motorway service linking Athboy, Delvin & Clonmellon to Dublin, via the M3 motorway. This provides a significantly quicker journey time for our customers.
  • Route 109B will link Dunsany and Kilmessan to Dublin City Centre with 7 daily services.
  • Route 109A provides a daily direct service from Trim to Dublin City University for students during college term.
  • Route 190 provides an enhanced public transport link between the towns of Trim, Navan and Drogheda, giving greater access to local educational, employment and health facilities within the wider region. This now operates hourly throughout the week.

Travelling on our enhanced services also provides the following benefits:

  • Best value fares when using a Leap Card – 20% discount on a cash single fare;
  • 24 hr & 7 Day Zonal Tickets
  • Great value Taxsaver monthly & annual tickets
  • Free on-board WiFi

The following give a brief summary of the changes on a route by route basis:

Route 111: Delvin - Athboy - Trim - Batterstown – Dublin

This route will continue to provide an hourly service from Athboy and Trim to Dublin City Centre from Monday to Sunday, with a number of services departing or terminating at Delvin. Additional services to meet weekday peak hour customer demand will operate in both the morning and evening peak. This service will continue to operate via its current routing via Batterstown, Navan Rd and Phibsborough to the city centre with all services serving the Mater Hospital. A number of peak hour services will operate to the south city centre and University College Dublin, Belfield.

Route 111A: Cavan - Granard - Castlepollard – Delvin – Athboy

This route will provide a regular service between Cavan and Delvin, separate from Route 111, and will provide connections at Delvin to both Athboy and Dublin throughout the day. There will be four trips per day Monday to Saturday, with one trip on Sundays/Public Holidays.

Route 109B: Trim - Kilmessan - Dunshaughlin – Dublin

This route will operate every two hours between Monday and Saturday, with a reduced Sunday/Public Holiday service linking Trim and Dublin City Centre, via Kilmessan, Dunsany and Dunshaughlin.

This will be a significantly enhanced public transport service, linking small towns and rural areas along this corridor and providing direct access between these areas and Dublin City Centre. Route 109B will complement the services provided on Route 111 between Trim and Dublin City Centre.

Route 111X: Clonmellon - Delvin - Athboy – Dublin

The new Athboy to Dublin weekday only service was introduced in October 2016. This express service operates via the M3 Motorway and provides two daily peak hour services linking Clonmellon, Delvin and Athboy direct to Dublin City Centre.

Route 109A: Trim – Dunshaughlin – Dublin City University

A new daily service linking Trim directly to Dublin City University was introduced in September 2016 and is operating during college term.

Route 190: Trim - Navan – Drogheda

An enhanced Route 190 service was introduced in September 2016. This service directly connects Trim with Navan and Drogheda, and feeds into the wider public transport services in Navan. An hourly service operates from Monday to Sunday, with early morning and late evening weekday services. There is now also an improved service frequency on Sundays/Public Holidays.

If you have any feedback in relation to the enhanced service offering please forward your comments to

Bus Éireann would like to thank our customers for their continued support of the public transport network in the Trim & Athboy areas and we look forward to welcoming you on board our improved services in the near future.

The service enhancements on Route’s 109B, 111 & 111A will be introduced on Sunday 27th November 2016 and have been approved by the National Transport Authority. The service enhancements on Route’s 109A & 111X were introduced recently.

Friday, 11th November, 2016