The National Transport Authority (NTA) in conjunction with Dublin Bus (Bus Átha Cliath) and Go-Ahead Ireland have launched the third phase of the new #BusConnectsNetwork for Dublin, as part of the Transport for Ireland network.
This phase, which takes effect on 29 May, includes two new orbital routes the N4 and N6. As orbital routes, N4 and N6 provide fast and frequent bus services between communities across north Dublin, without requiring customers to travel into the city centre. They represent a very significant improvement and enhancement of the existing 17a.
Go-Ahead Ireland will run the N6 route, linking Finglas and Howth Junction, via Beaumont Hospital. N4, which will be operated by Dublin Bus, will connect Blanchardstown Centre with Point Village, via Finglas and Dublin City University, 24 hours a day. There is a 10-minute frequency on both the N4 and N6 at most times on weekdays and Saturdays, with lower frequencies on Sundays. An interchange bus stop to allow customers transfer between the N4 and N6 has been installed in Finglas Village. Thanks to the TFI 90-minute fare, there is no additional cost incurred for transferring from one to the other.
The #TFI90 fare has recently been reduced by 20% to just €2 until the end of the year. The fare for students and young adults is just €1.