Proposals claim to cut journey times for Dublin bus routes by 40%

The National Transport Authority is to seek proposals for three high-speed bus routes in Dublin, which would cut journey times by up to 40%.

The Irish Times reports the routes are Swords and Dublin Airport to the City Centre, Blanchardstown to UCD and Clongriffen to Tallaght.

The airport line would run along a similar route to Metro North, but could be introduced at a fraction of the price.

Indicative costs come in at between €150m to €200m, compared with the €3bn which was estimated for the now shelved Metro project.

The Swiftway system would operate in a similar way to Luas, with special boarding areas where tickets can be bought.

The buses would have a number of doors to allow passengers swift access or departure.

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