Poll: Do you support Dublin's BusConnects plan?

Some are concerned about losing direct links. But others say the existing network isn’t fit for purpose.

By Conor McMahon Deputy editor, Fora

IN A COLUMN published by Fora, Dublin Chambers’ head of public affairs, Graeme McQueen, argued that the capital’s BusConnects plan has unnecessarily become a political football.

Various TDs and councillors have expressed concern that their constituents may be left without direct services when the plan to consolidate the city’s existing bus network is rolled out.

The launch of BusConnects could mean that some Dubliners in areas with direct links to certain destinations will now have to take multiple bus trips to complete a single journey.

While the proposal is at an early stage having only just completed the first round of consultation, the plan is designed to make the network operate more efficiently by removing a layer of complexity.

Advocates argue BusConnects will make bus journeys quicker – even if it requires more changes – and improve the reliability of services.

With that in mind, we’re asking Fora readers this week: Do you support the BusConnects plan?