Changes to the 76 Bus Route

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Details of changes to route 76/76a/76b & 210 as part of Network Direct, a redesign of bus services in the Dublin area.  
Service Revisions 
Following a period of Consultation Dublin Bus is pleased to announce that it will be introducing a series of service revisions for the Tallaght, Chapelizod, North Clondalkin and Blanchardstown areas covering the existing Routes 76/76a/76b and 210 from Sunday 15th April 2012. 

These revisions are part of Network Direct a redesign of bus services in Dublin City. Revisions include Route 76 and 76b will be amalgamated and will operate as a revised Route 76. All journeys will operate from The Square, Tallaght to Chapelizod via Liffey Valley Shopping Centre and Ballyfermot. 

The bus stop for this revised service will be located at the Western Side of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre (Near the Vue Cinema), which is also served by the high frequency, cross city Route 40, which travels to Finglas Village and the orbital Route 239, which provides links to Lucan and the Blanchardstown Centre. 

As a result of the service redesign, the revised route will be more reliable, direct and will operate customer focused clock face timetables. These significant improvements have been undertaken to make customer timetables easier to understand and will ensure greater ease in planning journeys. Route 76a will connect The Square, Tallaght with The Blanchardstown Centre. 

The service will be more direct and will operate via Ballyfermot and the M50 and Blanchardstown Village to the bus interchange in The Blanchardstown Centre. Connections can be made here to Ballycoolin Industrial Park. 

Key Routing Changes 
All the revised services will operate from a new terminus in The Square, Tallaght. The Route 76a extension to Fettercairn and Balrothery will be withdrawn. The revised routing will take a more direct alignment from The Square, Tallaght to North Clondalkin via Ninth Lock Road and straight through to the Neilstown Road via the Neilstown Bridge. 
All journeys will serve the bus interchange in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. 

In Blanchardstown the Revised Route 76a will follow a more direct routing and will operate from the M50 via Blanchardstown Village, past the Blanchardstown Garda Station and straight through to the bus interchange point in Blanchardstown Centre. Route 76a will no longer operate via the Clonsilla Road and Hartstown. 
Routes 76b and 210 will no longer operate as part of these changes. Full details will be posted on

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