The aim of the scheme is to significantly reduce journey times for cross city public transport.
The College Green Bus Corridor Scheme will commence on Monday 27/7/09. The scheme will impact on traffic in Dublin City Centre. The corridor will be operational from Monday to Friday between the hours 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm inclusive.
The aim of the scheme is to significantly reduce journey times for cross city public transport and facilitate increased reliability and frequency.
Gardai will be deployed in a high visibly capacity for the initial two weeks at the Public Transportation Corridor, College Green. Bus lane Regulations will be enforced by Gardai attached to Divisional Traffic Units at Pearse Street and Store Street along with Regional Traffic Division, Dublin Castle. Garda Air Support will also be deployed to monitor traffic in the area and across the city during implementation.
The offence of entering or parking in a bus lane is provided for by The Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997.
Minor offences will be dealt with by way of a €60 fixed charge penalty.
Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid at Regional Traffic Division Dublin Castle stated ‘We are for appealing for motorists to familiarise themselves with the new Bus Corridor and plan their journeys accordingly’.
Further details regarding the College Green Bus Corridor can be found at www.dublincity.ie. Note Maps and alternative routes can be viewed at www.transportfordublin.ie
Garda Press Office,
24/7/09. 1545 hours.