Visit the pages on this site using the buttons below, click "Get Started" to move through the information in order, or jump to the survey questions.
= Page includes questions or opportunities for comment.
BusConnects Cork will overhaul the current bus system in the Cork Metropolitan Area with nine types of improvement and investment. These include: 1. Redesigning the bus network 2. Building a new network of bus corridors and cycle lanes 3. Implementing state of the art ticketing system 4. Implementing cashless payment system 5. Switching to a simpler fare structure 6. Bus livery 7. New bus stops and shelter with better signage and information 8. New park and ride sites in key locations. 9.Transitioning to a new zero emissions bus fleet.
BusConnects Cork will help realise Government policies within the Cork Metropolitan Area:
Cork is expected to grow in population by about 50% over the next two decades. The Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS) is an integrated plan for transport and land use. Key principles of CMATS include:
The Draft New Network will help deliver on these strategies.
Our aim is to deliver an enhanced bus system that is better for the city, its people and the environment. The Draft New Network features shorter waits; more routes that run all day, every day; and more direct routes.
Every publicly-funded route was considered for changes. This includes local routes within Cork City and routes that connect the towns and rural areas of the Metropolitan Area. Every such route is proposed to change at least modestly.
The new network will be implemented starting in 2023, along with other BusConnects measures.
The purpose of this online consultation is to invite members of the public to review and provide feedback on the Draft New Network.
77% of respondents said that it is more important to have a short wait for the bus, or a faster overall journey, than to have a short walk to the bus stop.
76% of respondents said that more interchange would be acceptable if the new network offers faster overall journeys and is useful to more people.
The NTA and a team of transport exports developed the Draft New Network based on guidance from the public, Bus Éireann, the Cork City Council, and the Cork County Council. Here is what we heard:
The highest ranked measures of success were:
For more information about the input gathered in Phase One, see Chapter 2 of the Draft New Network Report.
Instructions: You can use the map below to compare the locations and frequency of existing and proposed routes and see how access to jobs would change with the New Network. Search by address, click, drag, and zoom to find specific locations. After you click a location, click the buttons on the map toolbar to show and hide information about how the new network would serve that area.
Can't see the map? Try opening in a new window.
Public input in response to the Draft will inform the Final New Network. It will also inform a parallel BusConnects programme, the development of Core Bus Corridors.
The Final New Network will be published in 2022, with route changes beginning in 2023.