National Transport Authority lodges plan to buy private land from Swords to city centre

A series of high-level risks threaten delivery of the landmark BusConnects project, however, including planning delays and legal complications

The Swords to city centre scheme is 12 kilometres in length and would commence south of Swords village to Lower Dorset Street. Picture: Getty

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is progressing plans to acquire roads, footpaths, and private front gardens to facilitate its landmark BusConnects project which has been beset by planning delays in recent months.

The authority this week lodged an application to issue compulsory purchase orders for lands stretching from Dublin Airport to Dorset Street in the north inner city to facilitate widened bus corridors as part of the €4 billion project.

BusConnects, which is due for ...