BusConnects lodges plans to buy more south Dublin land

Parcels of land in the financial sector region are among the private plots needed to widen the capital’s 16 bus corridors for BusConnects

The NTA last week lodged plans with An Bord Pleanála for two further schemes that form part of 16 radial core bus corridors throughout Dublin. Picture: Getty

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has lodged plans to acquire hundreds more parcels of road, private front gardens, and footpaths for its BusConnects project from Kimmage to Dublin city centre and from Ringsend to the quays.

The move to acquire land to redesign and widen the capital’s bus corridors involves compulsorily purchasing sites from private landowners, including from utilities Ervia and the ESB, and state agencies like the Office of Public Works and Dublin City ...