What is Bus Rapid Transit?
Bus Rapid Transit (or BRT) is a high quality form of bus transport that is similar to Luas type operations. Its features include:
Modern, attractive multi-door vehicles
Uses own BRT lane or shared Bus/BRT lane
BRT vehicle given priority at traffic signals
High quality stops and level boarding on and off vehicles
Off-board ticketing (tickets purchased in advance or Leap cards)
Conveniently located stops with optimal spacing
Swiftway will be the name of the BRT service in Dublin. The three proposed corridors to be developed as Swiftway routes are:
Submissions in relation to this proposal can be made through the “Public Consultation” section of the National Transport Authority website www.nationaltransport.ie, or by post to
BRT Consultation, National Transport Authority, Dún Scéine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2 before 5pm on Tuesday 18th March 2014.
What happens next?
The outcome of the public consultation will be taken on board in the finalisation of the emerging preferred route. There will be a second public consultation later on the details of the final proposed scheme.
An application, incorporating an Environmental Impact Statement, will be required to be made to An Bord Pleanala for planning consent to develop the Swords/Airport to City Centre BRT project.
The Bus Rapid Transit Public Consultation is now open. To make a submission, click here.
Swords/Airport to City Centre
The Swords / Airport to City Centre BRT scheme has been identified as the first of the Dublin BRT schemes likely to proceed. It is intended that an application for development consent will be made to An Bord Pleanala later in 2014. Following the obtaining of planning consent, the construction period for the project would be about two and a half years. However, construction of the scheme will be dependent on funding availability.
Clongriffin to Tallaght & Blanchardstown to UCD
It is currently intended that an application for development consent will be made to An Bord Pleanala during 2015. Following the obtaining of planning consent, the construction period for the project would be about two and a half years. However, construction of the scheme will be dependent on funding availability.
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