The Network Redesign proposed as part of the Bus Connects plan will leave residents of Walkinstown/Templeogue with a sub-standard bus service that does not deliver quality public transport for residents. In some areas, the Bus Connects plan will provide an inferior service even to the existing network. Having analyzed the plans, we conclude that the Walkinstown/Templeogue area as a whole will have very limited services between suburbs with other areas such as Orwell and those living within proximity to the R112 (Greentrees Road/Templeville Road) vulnerable to a loss of direct city centre services also. Below we have attempted to illustrate the problem and have set out a proposed solution.

Existing Network (Click to Expand)

Proposed Network

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Existing network sample route

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What we could do

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Templeogue College: One area that will be without a bus service under current proposals

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Our Proposed Solution: Addition of a new F4 route between Walkinstown Avenue and Fortfield Road.
At KCR it would continue on F Spine toward city centre.

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See Bus Connects Network Map for Templeogue-Walkinstown

Spotlight: Orwell Templeogue. The addition of the F4 above still leaves these residents without a direct bus service. Tallaght Main Street

Our Proposed Solution: Redirect the F2 to terminate at Bishop Galvin/Shanahan.

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As well as improving city centre access, the above measures will significantly improve bus services between suburbs including links between residents and a number of schools such as St Pauls Greenhills, Holy Spirit Limekiln, Bishop Galvin/Shanahan, Templeogue College, and St Pius X National School. Areas that are currently underserved by Dublin Bus such as Wainsfort Manor and Greentrees Road would now have a direct and frequent line to the city which they didn't have previously.

We would expect the frequency of the F4 to be in line with the other routes of the F spine as below.
See Bus Connects Frequency Tables Tallaght Main Street
Property Impact:Estimated number of private properties that may be impacted = 0.
Roadside tree Impact:Estimated number of tree removals < 3 (most likely 0).
Road impact:Estimated number of bus stops to be added = Between 12-20.

Bus Stop Location: The locations of these new additional bus stops would be along Wainsfort Road, Greentrees Road, St Peter's Road and Rossmore Road (at Bishop Shanahan). Other roads impacted would utilize existing bus stops. Location of new bus stops would require local input.

Route: Coming from City Centre, the F4 would follow the same route as the F1 until the junction of Fortfield Road and Wainsfort Road, where it would continue straight onto Wainsfort Road before turning right at the roundabout onto Templeville Road. The route would continue straight until Walkinstown Avenue Park where it would terminate, and would follow the same path inbound toward City Centre.

Noise and Traffic Impact: The above proposals will also result in a net reduction of vehicular traffic in the area. It is also worth noting that Dublin Bus is already in the process of transitioning to a fully electric fleet which should help address concerns about the noise/pollution from such vehicles. Depending on demand, the bus could potentially run as a single deck vehicle also. Tallaght Main Street With a larger number of journeys accessible by bus, including to various schools, the amount of private traffic on our streets could decrease significantly, particularly at peak times. Tallaght Main Street If you would like to indicate your support for the above proposals to be explored by the NTA, please take the following steps.

Step 1: Copy link to this submission:

Step 2: Email the link indicating your support for the proposal along with any other feedback/concerns to cbc@busconnects.ie