Dublin Bus has unveiled plans to build a purpose-built bus depot on a 10-acre site at Grange Castle in west Dublin.
A planning application for the development is to be lodged with South Dublin County Council in the next month. The zoning of the site at Grange Castle on the Adamstown/Newcastle Road adjacent to Grange Castle Business Park already allows for such a facility.
Subject to planning permission, Dublin Bus envisages that construction of the facility will begin early next year and will be completed by the end of 2010.
If planning permission is granted, Dublin Bus will invite tenders to compete for the construction of the depot and will not be disclosing the costs of the development until after the tendering process is finished.
The planned depot is designed to serve some of the fastest growing parts of west and south Dublin, including Clondalkin, south Lucan, Liffey Valley, Tallaght and Adamstown. A quality bus corridor will operate between the city centre, Clondalkin and the proposed depot.
The site was chosen because of its proximity to major road routes including the M50, N7, N4 and N81 and the possibility of expanded services with any future Dublin outer ring road.
The Irish Times