Week commencing: Sunday 9th January 2011:
We then next phase of Network Direct due for implementation shortly, we've decided to look at the two routes planned to merge, the 40 & 78a.At present the 40 operates from Parnell Street in the city centre to Charlestown in Finglas via Whitworth Road, Finglas Road, Finglas and St. Margaret's Road. The 40a variant operates via Tolka Valley & St. Helena's Road, while ceratin services on the main 40 are extended to serve Toberburr.The 78a operates from Aston Quay in the city to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre via Kilmainham, Ballyfermot and Neilstown. The 78 variant operates direct via St. John's Rd. and Con Colbert Road to Ballyfermot and like a 78a to Liffey Valley.
RV532 sits at the city centre terminus of the 78a on Aston Quay.
Conyngham Road RV594 stops outside St. James's Hospital en route to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.
AV291 sits ahead of RV591 at the bus terminus in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. The 210 to Tallaght (Monday to Friday) and the 239 to Blanchardstown (Monday to Saturday) also serve this terminus. In addition, private operator service 'Flybus' from Tallaght to Dublin Airport also has a stop here.
Under Network Direct, the 40 & 78a routes will merge to operate as one route, Route 40 from Finglas to Liffey Valley via City Centre. For more details, click here.