New Bus Plaza opens at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
New bus plaza will support a 75% increase in bus services per hour
The National Transport Authority (NTA) today unveiled a new, €20m bus plaza facility at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre as part of the BusConnects programme being rolled out across the city.
The new bus plaza, 100 feet from the front entrance of the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, provides a new hub for bus services connecting south and west Dublin, north Kildare and the city centre.
The opening of the new bus plaza will support a 75% increase in bus services. The revised network will see the number of buses increase from 12 buses per hour per direction to 21. Bus services to the city centre are also expected to increase by 50%.
Six bus routes will terminate at the new hub. This includes the “G-Spine” route G2, orbital routes S4, W2, radials 80, and local routes L51 and 53. Located near the N4 footbridge, the bus plaza will also enable easy access to all “C-Spine” routes as well as to orbital route W5 and local route 52.
The bus plaza facilitates accessibility through proximity and free plaza with the TFI 90 Minute Fare and links to existing bus services in Blanchardstown. Figures show that approximately 2,258 bus journeys are completed in the area every day with this number set to increase under the revised network.
The new BusConnects plaza features a canopy with 6 bus bays along with a fully accessible set down area. It is situated in the newly revamped Yellow Car Park area at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, all of which has been extensively redeveloped recently and now includes increased spaces for drivers with a disability, increased parent and child spaces, new electric vehicle charging points, street furniture, passenger waiting areas, real-time data on car parking space availability, real-time passenger journey signage and new public lighting.
Buses will use the plaza for set down and pick up, with park-up facilities located to the rear of the Centre. Bus services operating to/from the plaza commenced on Sunday, 19th February.
More Information on Routes
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