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Dublin Bus will start operations from its new location at the junction of Main Street and Ballymun Road tomorrow morning, a new timetable for the new route says.

Belfast Bus will open for service at 7.30am tomorrow, from a new location of a vacant site on Main Street, on the outskirts of the city centre.

The bus service will run from 5am to 9am on weekdays and from 5.30pm to 7.45pm on weekends, and will run every 30 minutes.

The route will include stops at Ballymahon Road, Molloy Road, Ballybourn Road, Geddes Road, Kilkenny Road and Londonderry Road.

The new route will connect to the existing Dublin Bus service which has moved to the new site at Main Street.

Buses will start from 4.45am and run every 15 minutes.

Dublin Bus said the new timetable was based on a number of factors, including:The route was chosen to allow for the necessary time for a full day’s operation to be able to provide a good service, it said.

The existing Dublin bus service runs every 15 to 20 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Dubliners will be able access the new bus service at the new location in two phases.

On Sundays, all buses will run in the same direction.

On Thursdays, all will run at a slightly different speed, with the bus coming to a complete stop at the main stop on Ballymena Road.

All buses will be subject to the same rules and regulations, Dublin Bus said.

Dubliner tickets will go on sale tomorrow morning.

The service will be offered for free, and Dublin Bus has also announced a limited number of discounted tickets for passengers.

The service is expected to be running on a daily basis until the end of 2018.

Dubline Bus said a “firm understanding” had been reached with the Department of Transport regarding the timing of the service and its effect on bus journeys.