The new revised BusConnects.ie plans to upgrade the Dublin Bus service were published last month and unfortunately for the residents of The Gallops and the other residents of Murphystown Way it looks like we may lose our bus service, the 47 bus.
The Gallops Residents Committee raised this issue already in our initial ‘BusConnects Submission’ back in September 2018. You can read our submission here in PDF format.
The proposed replacement for the 47 bus – the 213/313 – will travel from Stepaside towards the Leopardstown M50 roundabout via Kilgobbin Road instead. Under the new proposals, we will have no bus serving Murphystown Way, forcing even more people into cars or onto the already over-crowded Luas.
The 47 bus connects our residents to areas not served by the Luas such as Vincent’s Hospital, UCD, and the many schools along the N11. The proposed replacement No. 213 bus will terminate at UCD and you will have to change buses to travel further.
With the combined populations of The Gallops, Levmoss Park, Leopardstown Valley, Leopardstown Heights all exiting onto Murphystown Way it would be unfortunate to lose our only bus service. With the two new housing developments at Glencairn and Lisieux Hall, there will be another 400+ units coming in the near future and the population on Murphystown Way will increase furthermore. We know how heavy the traffic has become in recent years and it’s set to increase even more over the next while. Losing our bus service in such a densely populated area will only make the traffic worse.
These new plans to change bus routes in Dublin are still at the proposal stage so it is not too late to do something about it. BusConnects are holding Public Consultation Events throughout November: https://busconnects.ie/media/1758/public-consultation-events.pdf
If you are not happy with the plans to remove the 47 bus service from our road and are unable to attend the BusConnects Public Consultation Events, please click on the link below where you can make a complaint or give feedback online: https://busconnects.ie/contact-us/
After clicking the link above you will see the first link on the page:
1. Fill in the feedback form here. Click that to leave your feedback.