Take the fast track to UCD


 

Matthews.ie have announced changes to their UCD service designed to speed up the commute for those travelling to the south side of Dublin city on the popular route.

The innovative transport company are adding new service times, as well as route changes to avoid heavy traffic.

These changes will take effect from November 11th.

“It was important for us to streamline this popular commuter service,” said managing director Paddy Matthews. 

“We are delighted to now travel via the Port Tunnel in the morning, which will greatly reduce travel times for this service.

“We have also listened to our customers and diverted this route from Clare Street, which sees heavy delays during commuting hours.  

“Commuters to the Southside as well as UCD students will see a quicker commute as well as more choice on service times.”

The Dundalk – Drogheda – UCD service will see new services at 06:00 and 07:00 on the UCD-bound morning service and 16:10 and 18:10 on the Dundalk-bound evening service. 

The Bettystown-UCD service will also benefit from new services, with coaches running at 06:50 on the morning service to UCD and 18:15 on the evening service to Bettystown.

Thanks to customer feedback, both routes on the Matthews.ie UCD service will now take the Port Tunnel on the morning service, which will now serve the following stops: North Wall Quay Convention Centre, Westland Row and Merrion Street. 

These will replace the current stops at Cathal Brugha Street, Sherriff Street, Nassau Street and Kildare Street. 

In the evening, the route home will no longer service the Clare Street stop and will instead serve Westland Row. 

Please note that to streamline the service, a number of stops are also being retired from the Bettystown route, all of which are serviced by other existing stops within walking distance.

Coaches travelling towards Dublin City Centre will now stop at Southgate, Donacarney Church, Donacarney Little, Donacarney School, Bettaghastown Cross, Castlemartin, Tesco, Bettystown Village, Inse Bay, Laytown Railway Station, Julianstown Public House, Whitecross, Mosney Cross and City North Business Campus before reaching Dublin.

Please note that while the stops at Bettystown Village and Donacarney Little will be in operation on the service towards Dublin City Centre, on the service home towards Bettystown these stops will not be in operation.

These changes will apply across the Matthews.ie Bettystown services, including the Dublin, IFSC and UCD services. 

For full timetables and to find out how you can benefit from the cheapest fare with Matthews and Student Leap Card, please visit Matthews.ie or download the Matthews.ie app to stay up-to-date wherever you go. 

 

 

List of stops

 
To UCD

North Wall Quay - Central Bank – Bus Stop 7611
Westland Row  - Bus Stop 2809
Merrion Street  - Bus Stop - 2811
Leeson Street Lower - Bus Stop - 845
Leeson Street Upper/ Mespil Road – Bus Stop - 847
Sussex Road/ Burlington Road - Bus Stop  - 848
Donnybrook Road, Rugby Ground – Bus Stop - 759
Stillorgan Road/ Nutley Lane – Bus Stop - 762
UCD Coach Park


From UCD

UCD Coach Park
Stillorgan Road - DB 772
RTE, Stillorgan Road – Bus Stop 770
Lesson Street Upper  - Bus Stop 908
Lesson Street Lower -Bus Stop 786
Westland Row  - Bus Stop - 495

 

Bettystown route


Stops in red will no longer be serviced

Stop Location
 
Southgate, Colpe Road, Grangerath
Donacarney Church
Donacarney Little
Donacarney School
Bettaghastown Cross
Wellesley Manor, Eastham Road
Castlemartin, Eastham Road
The Courtyard, Eastham Road
Tesco
Bettystown Village
Brookside
Sacret Heart Church
Inse Bay
Laytown Village
Laytown Railway Station
Sonairte
Preston Park (Laytown Road)
Julianstown Public House
Whitecross
Mosney Cross
City North Business Campus
North wall Quay – Central Bank – Bus Stop 7611
Westland Row – Bus Stop 2809
Merrion Street – Bus stop 2811
Leeson Street Lower - DB845
 
Leeson Street Upper/ Mespil Road - DB 847
Sussex Road/ Burlington Road - DB 848
Donnybrook Road, Rugby Ground - DB 759
Stillorgan Road/ Nutley Lane - DB 762
UCD Coach Park

Return journey:

UCD Coach Park
Stillorgan Road - DB 772
Donnybrook Garage, Stillorgan Road - DB 770
Lesson Street  - DB 908
Lesson Street - DB 786
Westland Row – Bus Stop 495
Cumberland Street North
Dorset Street/North Circular Road
Drumcondra Station
St Patricks College
Whitehall
City North Business Campus
Mosney Cross
Whitecross
Julianstown Public House (Lime Kiln)
Preston Park (Laytown Road)
Sonairte
Laytown Railway Station
Laytown Village
Inse Bay
Sacret Heart Church
Brookside
Bettystown Village
Hotel, Bettystown Court
The Courtyard, Eastham Road
Castlemartin, Eastham Road
Wellesley Manor, Eastham Road
Bettaghastown Cross
Donacarney School
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