A new Dublin Bus route under British company Go-Ahead launches today 4 years ago

A new Dublin Bus route under British company Go-Ahead launches today

The new route connecting Citywest and UCD has taken its inaugural journey.

A new Dublin Bus route – set to be the first of its kind for a number of reasons – has launched today.


Route 175 gives commuters a direct service between Citywest in Tallaght to UCD, travelling via Dundrum in the interim.

The new service is the first one to be run by an external company, British firm Go Ahead, and the first to travel directly from Tallaght to the south side university.

According to Transport for Ireland, free travel pass, taxsaver and Dublin Bus monthly, annual and rambler tickets are accepted on this new service.

Following on from that, the transport firm will then take over 24 existing bus routes (10% of the Dublin Bus network) starting from October.


However, the one change that will come about due to the new buses is that passengers won’t be able to check bus times on this route via the Dublin Bus app.

Instead, commuters will have have to download the Transport for Ireland app which will cover live updates for both Dublin Bus and Go Ahead routes.


As well as this, Irish Rail customers are also being asked to take note of a number of changes which have been made to train timetables, in an effort to improve services.

All amendments were approved by the National Transport Authority.

Those with the intention to travel on any of the changed routes as listed above are being asked to check the Irish Rail website for full details.