NTA launches public consultation into Core Bus Corridors project

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The aim of the Core Bus Corridors project is to improve journey times to and from Dublin City Centre. RICHARD SHARMAN

Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) has released details of the BusConnects Core Bus Corridors project, which will see the provision of 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes on 16 of the busiest bus corridors in Dublin. At present bus services are competing for space as bus lanes are only in place for one third of the corridors.

Due to the annual passenger growth of up to 14% in the period of 2015 to 2017 with millions of passenger journeys taking place on each of these corridors each year, the NTA are looking to respond to the traffic congestion issues and create journey time savings for both existing and new bus users.

Phase one will see routes from Blanchardstown, Clongriffin, Lucan and Swords in to Dublin city centre feature in the public consultation, which is now underway on the emerging preferred routes on these four corridors.

The three-phase public consultation project will run until the end of April 2019, with phase two starting in mid-January 2019 and running until the end of March and the final phase starting mid-February.