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14-03-2019, 19:42   #316
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It is 1992 and RH 120 is seen heading north on O'Connell Street with cross-city route 10 from UCD Belfield to Phoenix Park. Until its withdrawal in 2010, this was one of the more famous bus routes in Dublin with most people's experiences of it either being to take them to college in UCD or the Zoo in the Phoenix Park. Under Network Direct, the northern half of the route was taken over by the 46A, and the southern half by the 39A.
The bus is in an all-over ad for the "Travel Ten" ticket. This was an initiative by Dublin Bus where one prepaid ticket offered ten journeys. This ticket later morphed into the "2 Eazy" ticket, which then evolved into the current smartcard "Leap".
RH 120 was delivered new to Dublin Bus in 1991. It was withdrawn in the early-2000s and went to operate with Veolia in the United Kingdom. 14/03/1992

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14-03-2019, 22:41   #317
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Anyone know when when Supermacs replaced KFC in that unit and why did it close didn't realise there used to be a KFC there as it was a bit before my time

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14-03-2019, 22:44   #318
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Anyone when when Supermacs replaced KFC in that unit and why did it close didn't realise there used to be a KFC there as it was a bit before my time
I was in it in 1994 and I remember it being Supermacs's back then. The private Galway to Dublin buses used to stop around there so it was a no brainer to locate around there.
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14-03-2019, 22:55   #319
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What's the burger place beside KFC, is it burgerland? I think that was there before burger King moved in further up where it is now?
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21-03-2019, 06:19   #320
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It is 1995 and the 20B is making its presence known on Marlborough Street. D 689 is seen displaying an outbound working to Ardlea Road, while behind it is a KD on an inbound working to the City Centre. This route served the northern suburbs of Fairview, Donnycarney and Beaumont. The 20B was once just one route that served these areas, along with the 20 and 20A. However over the years these routes fell by the wayside and the 20B outlived them all until 2011 when it was merged with the 14. This created a new cross-city route from Beaumont to Dundrum.
D 689 had a long career in Dublin. It was delivered new to CIE in 1975 and was withdrawn by Dublin Bus in the summer of 1996.
Beside the bus is the offices of Church and General Insurance. This was rebranded in 1999 as Allianz. Finally, the location where the bus is parked became the Marlborough tram stop on the Luas Green Line in 2017. 20/03/1995

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21-03-2019, 09:28   #321
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Great photo with loads of change.

Bus seems very shiny. Like, new paint shiny.

Bonus 323 saloon there off to the right.
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28-03-2019, 06:23   #322
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It is Good Friday in 2013 and AX 529 is seen on Sundrive Road in Kimmage. The bus is operating a short working on route from Palmerstown Village to Appian Way in Ranelagh. The full 18 continues on to Ballsbridge and Sandymount Village. This is one of the orbital bus routes in Dublin, and can trace its origins back to the trams. Back then it held the distinction of being the only orbital tram route (meaning it did not serve the city centre). In March 2019, Go-Ahead Ireland took over the operation of this route from Dublin Bus on behalf of Transport for Ireland.
AX 529 was delivered new to Dublin Bus in 2006 and operated out of Donnybrook Garage. It subsequently transferred to Ringsend Garage late-2013.
Sundrive Road, 29/03/13

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Where did the short 18's go upon reaching Appian Way? Did they head back to Donnybrook or did they work back to Palmerstown? And if the latter, where did they turn?
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Wouldn't call myself a bus enthusiast but this a great thread, very nostalgic. Will definitely be following from now on
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28-03-2019, 19:01   #325
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Where did the short 18's go upon reaching Appian Way? Did they head back to Donnybrook or did they work back to Palmerstown? And if the latter, where did they turn?
They went back to Donnybrook. I don't think there were many in the timetable and I think they ran quite close to other 18s. They were almost like extras.
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Wouldn't call myself a bus enthusiast but this a great thread, very nostalgic. Will definitely be following from now on
Same, came across it on the front page a while back and look forward to updates now. I spent a good chunk of the 90’s between college and work traversing Dublin, so between using the buses and cursing them from my bike, this thread brings back lots of memories.

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It is 1988 and D 421 is seen at the 64A terminus in Stillorgan. Or is it Kilmacud? The 64A ran from the City Centre to Stillorgan via Leeson Street while the 64 ran from the City Centre to Stillorgan via Ballsbridge. They shared this terminus at Stillorgan with the 62 which also ran from the City Centre but went via Ranelagh and Kilmacud. This location was also the terminus for the 52 from Sydney Parade via UCD and the replacement 3A. Over time all of these routes ended and it became the terminus for the 11 (which used Kilmacud on the destination blind and took over the 64A). Under Network Direct, Sandyford became the terminus for the 11 and this location is no longer used by buses. The 47 and 75/A pass by on the road on the left of the photo. Its location is more Stillorgan than Kilmacud. It is very close to Stillorgan Village and is practically behind the Stillorgan Shopping Centre. It is however just off the Kilmacud Road Lower, so perhaps that is where the confusion came from.
D 421 was delivered new to CIE in 1972. It entered service at Donnybrook Garage and spent all its life there before being withdrawn and scrapped in early-1989. 05/04/1988

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I look forward every friday morning to clicking on this thread. And if ever a thread was worthy of it's own book, this is surely it. If Csalem was to ever consider gathering all the pictures and descriptions into a book format, I can gaurantee i'd buy 2 copies. Lots of self publishing options out there. Just a thought!
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05-04-2019, 20:15   #329
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Thanks! It might be something I will consider some day. Until then though, all the Throwback Thursday pictures can be found in this album on Flickr in case people don't want to go back through the last 22 pages of this thread:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/605019...57660930829744
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It is April 1985 and KD 5 is seen on Marlborough Street (not Abbey Street as on the caption) in Dublin. It is seen after arriving with a working on the 31 from Howth. This route can trace its origins back to the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) and was absorbed into CIE Dublin bus network in 1958. It follows the railway line from Dublin to Howth through villages such as Raheny and Sutton. However in recent times, unlike the railway, it continues through Howth Village and terminate at Howth Summit. As a result, this is a very popular bus route with visitors.
KD 5 was delivered new to CIE in 1981. It survived in service with Dublin Bus to the mid-1990s, spending all its life at Clontarf Garage.
The block of buildings beside the bus are no longer standing on Marlborough Street having been demolished in the early-2000s. The road beneath the bus became the Luas tram line in 2017. 11/04/1985

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