The NTA is responsible for funding, installation and maintenance of bus stop infrastructure nationwide. This includes the installation of new TFI poles at all bus stops. This will provide consistency for bus passengers irrespective of where they are in the country or which operator they chose to use.
Approval for stopping locations
Since 1 February 2013 Local Authorities are responsible for the issuing and renewal of approval for the use of bus stops, whether existing or proposed. This is in accordance with SI 12 of 2013 and Section 16 of the Road Traffic Act 2002. Section 16 transfers the responsibilities for the location of bus stops from An Garda Síochána to the Local Authorities.
Consequently, on receipt of a formal offer of a bus route from the National Transport Authority (NTA), a bus/coach operator must also get approval from the relevant local authority for the use of a particular bus/coach stop location, whether this stop is existing or proposed.
Locating bus stops
Mapping of all active bus stops is available at:
Bus stops Upgrade Programme
As of September 2023, the NTA has launched a number of new bus routes through out the country and installed associated bus stop infrastructure. These routes include BusConnects Dublin, W4 and W6 routes, Carlow Town Service, and the Eastern Commuter Corridor.
In parallel, further bus infrastructure has been installed across the following Local Authority areas: Kildare, Clare, Fingal, South Dublin, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, Dublin City, Carlow, Offaly, Meath, Louth, Wicklow, & Wexford.
Further ongoing upgrades are underway in Cork and Galway at over 300 locations, in addition to new stops that have been installed in the Phoenix Park to facilitate the planned new bus service launching in October in Dublin.
To report any issues with bus stops
Problems with stops infrastructure or travel information
can be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance for Local Authorities, Developers and Contractors
For Local Authorities, Developers or Contractors installing new bus stop hardstands and retention sockets, please follow the attached Certification Procedure: