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Bus Routes for Open Tender Announced

The National Transport Authority has today announced its decision on the open market tendering of bus routes, following a public consultation which took place between September 11 and October 11 2103.

Some 10% of routes currently operated by Dublin Bus and by Bus Éireann under their Direct Award contracts will be subject to competitive tendering, with a view to services commencing in 2016.  These routes include some orbital routes and local routes in Dublin, and some Dublin commuter routes into Leinster as well as Waterford routes.

Reports into its decisions on these routes, as well as the submissions made by the current operators (Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann) and the submissions received from other interested parties over the course of the consultation, are  available to view and download at

The required notifications of these decisions were made to the Official Journal of the European Union at the end of November.