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It is 2001 and P 4 is seen on O'Connell Street with a 122 to Ashington. The bus had been delivered to Dublin Bus in 1993 for use on CitySwift route 39 to Clonsilla. However as the CitySwift routes became more popular, they transitioned over to double-deck buses, freeing up the single deckers like the P class. It was not just the CitySwift routes that became more popular, but so did the minibus operated City Imp routes. Therefore the P class were repainted into City Imp yellow/red and transferred to those routes, like the 122. Around the same time, some midibuses were purchased, like the WV in the background of this photo.
The 122 runs from Ashington off the Navan Road to Drimnagh Road via Cabra and Rialto, and still runs today. But it too has now gone over to double-deckers. The route no longer stops outside Easons though,but instead on Upper O'Connell Street. The P Class buses were withdrawn in the early 2000s and transferred to Bus Eireann where they were used on school services.
O'Connell Street, 10/01/2001

Throwback Thursday (105) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr

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