Dublin’s first 24-hour bus routes to be rolled out from next month
Handy for some passengers enjoying a late night over the festive party season.
A 24-hour service will be rolled out on two bus routes in the Greater Dublin area from the start of December, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed.
Plans for a 24-hour service for some routes have been in the works for some time and were discussed by NTA CEO Anne Graham at an Oireachtas Transport Committee on Wednesday.
During the committee hearing, Graham indicated a rollout date of 1 December for services on both the 41 (Lower Abbey Street towards Swords Manor including a stop at Dublin Airport) and 15 (Clongriffin towards Ballycullen Road) routes.
🚌🚌🚌 24 hour bus route planned to start on December 1st 🚌🚌🚌
The 41 will go from town through Santry/Whitehall and take people to the airport and Swords. 24 hours a day. #15 becomes 24/7 too.
Campaigning for this a while - should’ve happened years ago but glad it is now ✅ pic.twitter.com/EyCzHW3k1D
— Noel Rock (@NoelRock) November 6, 2019
Speaking to JOE, an NTA spokesperson said that services will be provided every half hour through the night on both the 41 and 15 routes and that the NTA will make a formal announcement in due course.
The news follows the launch of an NTA campaign earlier this month encouraging commuters to add a 10-minute walk to their morning or evening routes by getting off a stop earlier on their morning or evening journeys.
"The short-term benefits are potentially reduced stress levels, a boost in energy, and improved concentration and mood," said the NTA, who are running the campaign in conjunction with Healthy Ireland, a government-led initiative.