Concerns have been raised by a number of TDs at the Oireachtas Transport Committee over the BusConnects plans.

The Social Democrats Co-Leader Catherine Murphy criticised the National Transport Authority over the level of consultation to passengers in counties Kildare and Wicklow.

She said "people are full of sense" and that the NTA shouldn't ignore their concerns if enough people are saying the same thing.

"We have a national characteristic of creating problems and then resolving them in reverse,  you could see it right across the spectrum.

We have an opportunity to do something without anticipating what the problem is and or anticipating and planning and making sure the problem doesn't exist".

"Its going to be awful if its badly run in one location and you're going to have to do a retrofit", she said.

The NTA's Chief Executive Officer Anne Graham said what  the Authority has been seeking to achieve is the right network of services.

She said they have listened to the submissions and made many amendments to the application that they presented today.

Ms Graham added that the frequency level of buses is a relatively easy thing  to change in the future, but she said they need to make sure the network is correct for the next decade at least first.

A revised plan to reorganise the bus network in Dublin was drawn up after the NTA received a record 50,000 submissions from a public consultation.

Residents in many areas complained about a loss of direct bus services to the city centre.  

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger criticised the NTA for making places like Blanchardstown Shopping Centre the main hub for all buses.

She said it was not a good idea and warned it would end up becoming a park and ride to the city - which she said will be with paid parking.

Deputy Coppinger suggested that the NTA reps take a few of the buses on the proposed routes in the BusConnects plan.

Hugh Creegan Deputy CEO with the NTA said he was disappointed with Deputy Coppinger's  feedback.

He said they will again listen to further submissions in the next round of public consultations and make further amendments where necessary.

In relation to the scale of change to implement the BusConnects plan, Tim Gaston, Director of Public Transport Services said the first 'spine'  should be rolled out in 2021, with the rest rolled out in a phased manner.

He said it will take two to two and a half years to finalise and it will be reviewed and analysed regularly once in place.

In terms of the peak hour times under the BusConnects plan the morning departure times in most cases will be between 7am and 8am, while in some services it will be between 7am and 9am.

In places that are slightly further out, peak departure times will be between 6am and 8am.

While evening peaks in terms of departures from the city centre area would generally be between 4pm and 6pm.

Mr Gaston said the NTA plans to go ahead with the '90 minute fare' for commuters.

"That will cover all of Dublin Bus, Go Ahead, Luas and Dart, it will be pitched between the mid distance and the longer distance fare, at the minute those are €2.25 and €2.60 so somewhere in there.

And we'll set it not to raise revenue, but we'll set it based on our modelling to show a revenue neutral position.

That fare allows people to start your first journey to when you start the last leg of your through journey if you like, you've 90 minutes, we think that covers the entire city area.

That fare will come in as we start the roll out of the new network."

The revised plan that was published on the 22nd of October will be the subject of a public consultation process until the 3rd of December.

A local area booklet is being delivered to homes and businesses in the Greater Dublin Area detailing the network redesign proposals and information on how people can provide feedback.

Local information sessions are also being held throughout the month of November.