Although Dublin Bus' route numbering system might suggest that this route is a variant of a Dublin Bus Route 46, the 46A has long been the more important route. Since the introduction of the Stillorgan QBC in August 1999 the 46A has had a frequency of buses on average every 4 minutes or less during peak hours and approximately every 8 minutes off-peak. . The success of the 46A led to the Route 46 being ended in October 2004 .
The 46A is the busiest bus route in Dublin or Ireland.
The route was branded as a CitySwift route in the mid-1990s, and, following the August 1999 launch of the QBC, began carrying Super CitySwift sector branding and Stillorgan Flyer sub-branding, in an attempt by Dublin bus to promote the QBC routes. This included the provision of on-board route maps. However the route's... Read More