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Latest Changes Made To Bus Connects Plan Could Cost An Extra €40 Million

The new €2 billion plan was drawn up after thousands of submissions from people, with almost half concerned they'd lose their bus service and a quarter worried they'd have to get off one bus and onto another.

8 high frequency routes would serve Dublin City Centre, with a spine serving Howth and the north-east city, while 10 orbital routes would reduce the need for people to go into the city centre.

The NTA says it will increase bus services in Dublin by 22%.

Areas that'll have direct routes to the city centre include Donaghmede, Tyrellstown, Sallynoggin and Enniskerry.

While Dunboyne, Mulhuddart, Lucan, Blessington, Greystones would get a rush hour service.

Booklets will be sent to homes over the next three weeks, and the NTA hopes to roll out the changes by 2023.

Sinn Fein Wicklow TD John Brady says concerns over the 185 route have also been addressed, with the introduction of the 215 route, running hourly between Bray Dart station and Kilgarron Hill in Enniskerry, while a new route has also been proposed in the plan, linking Palermo in Bray with the main street of the town and the Southern Cross, 

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