WALK FROM S4 BUS STOP IN UCD TO ROEBUCK ROAD
As already mentioned I visit my mother, 104 in May, every Tuesday and Saturday and this means that I need to travel to Roebuck Road in Clonskeagh. For the last two years I have travelled to Windy Arbour by tram and the by bus (17 route) to Roebuck Road. Yesterday the 17 route was discontinued which complicate my life to a certain degree.
Before I begin to complain I should mention that the 17 was a very unreliable and that I frequently walked from Windy Arbour and Roebuck Road.
Anyway, today, I travelled by tram to Milltown and used the new bus stop to catch the S4 to UCD but I it took me another 15 minutes to walk to my final destination. As the S4 passes along Bird Avenue it might have made more sense to get of at the Clonskeagh end. I got off the first stop at the University Campus but I suspect that the second stop might be closer to Roebuck road. For my return journey I went to the Bird Avenue stop but the first bus was an 11 which travels direct to the city centre. In general, based on experience, I avoid the 11 as it is infrequent, often full and very slow as it gets stuck in traffic.
The introduction of these new routes is being promoted as a major improvement for south Dublin residents, but there’s a downside for certain commuters, as bus services 18, 17/d, 61, 75/a, 76/a, and 175 will came to a halt on November 26.
According to TFI, the specific details of the new routes are as follows:
- The S4 will travel from Liffey Valley Shopping Centre to Ballyfermot, Crumlin Hospital, Terenure, and conclude at UCD.
- The S2 will link Heuston Station with St James’s Hospital, Rathmines, Sandymount, the RDS, and Poolbeg.
- The S6 will connect Tallaght with Rathfarnham Shopping Centre, UCD and Blackrock Station.
- The S8 will establish a connection between Dun Laoghaire, Sandyford Luas, Tallaght and Citywest.
- The 74 route serves Dundrum Luas, Marlay Park, the Coombe Hospital and Eden Quay.
- The L25 will form a link between Dundrum Luas, Stillorgan, and Dún Laoghaire.
- The L55 will connect Palmerstown Village, Ballyfermot and Chapelizod.
- Route W2 will link Tallaght, Newlands Cross and Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.
Buses from the S and W series are anticipated to run frequently, ranging from every 10-20 minutes during peak hours, with the S8 operating every 30 minutes on weekends.
On weekdays, the L25 runs every 15 minutes, and the L55 operates hourly. The 74 route is scheduled to run every 30 minutes on both weekdays and weekends.