From Sunday 3rd October 2010 Route 47 will be realigned to operate directly along the N11 from the Junction of Old Dublin Road/Stillorgan Road (Oatlands College) to Nutley Lane and as a result Route 47 will no longer operate on Trees Road Lower, North Avenue and Fosters Avenue.
Alternative bus services for customers in the Mount Merrion area include:
- High frequency direct services along the N11 - 145,46a
- Route 11a at Mather Road North,
- Route 5 at Trees Road Upper and Lower,
- Routes 11/11b at Lower Kilmacud Road
Route 47 will operate from Belarmine to City Centre (Pearse Street Garda Station) via Sandyford Industrial Estate, Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Old Dublin Road, Stillorgan Road (N11), Nutley Lane, Merrion Road and Mount Street.
Dublin Bus is making this change in response to customer usage and feedback on the reliability and journey time of Route 47 - this change will lead to improved journey times and reliability for the vast majority of customers on the route.
Dublin Bus apologises for any inconvenience caused.