First Phase of new Bus Connects Network to launch

Published on Friday, June 11, 2021

The new network has been designed to improve the existing Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network. This means buses will be more frequent, there’ll be additional routes, and your bus number and timetable will change. The new network will be rolled out in phases over the coming years, starting with bus services in the North-East of Dublin.

The new H-Spine (PDF) and Route 6 (PDF) will replace existing routes 29a, 31, 31a, 31b and 32.

The H-Spine
Phase 1 will see the new H-Spine launch on Sunday 27 June 2021. This is made up of H1, H2, H3, H9 —all operated by Dublin Bus. 

The H-Spine runs from the City Centre to North-East suburbs, serving Baldoyle, Donaghmede, Raheny, Malahide, Portmarnock, Strand Road, Baldoyle, Howth and Kilbarrack. The H9 service will operate in the am peak between the City Centre and St.Anne’s Park Estate.

Spine H timetables Northbound (pdf)

Spine H timetables Southbound (pdf)

Note: Spines are very frequent routes made up of individual bus services.

Route 6

The new Route 6 also launches on Sunday 27 June 2021 and is operated by Dublin Bus.  It will serve Howth, Strand Road, Watermill Road, City Centre.

Route 6 timetable Northbound (pdf)

Route 6 timetable Southbound (pdf)

These changes have been coordinated as part of the TFI public transport network. For more information visit

We would like to remind customers that the capacity constraint of 50% on buses is still in place. We would urge everybody to be considerate of other passengers, and respectful towards public transport workers. 

And remember, while on public transport, wear a face-covering at all times. 

Customers can also get updates on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @dublinbusnews or call our customer service line on (01) 8734222, lines open from 07:00 - 19:00hrs Monday to Friday and 08:00 – 18:00hrs Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

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