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05-02-2021, 21:14   #706
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During its early days, the 210 diverted off the Long Mile Road to run by Superquinn on Walkinstown Road and also operated via Corkagh Park on Sundays.

I have seen pictures of the 210 outside the Coombe Hospital. It turned around on a piece of wasteground there where cars sometimes parked, but that was when it was minibus operated. When it was converted to standard single decker, then it was extended to Kevin Street as an official terminus.

The turning point at Dolphin's Barn was only used after it had been cut back from the city centre.

The 210 was re-routed to Tallaght after it was partially replaced by the 151. The residents of Bawnogue were happy to use the new 210, giving them a link to Tallaght which they had not seen since the 74A was cancelled. Over the past few years I have heard residents groups there trying to lobby politicians to re-instate a link to Tallaght, but nothing has come of it.

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05-02-2021, 23:30   #707
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Fond memories of the 210 getting me from Bawnogue to DIT Kevin St in the 90's... Seem to remember Vanhools being placed on the route at peak times at least and silently willing them on as they struggled for what seemed like ages to get up Woodford Hill!
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05-02-2021, 23:41   #708
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The 210 was re-routed to Tallaght after it was partially replaced by the 151. The residents of Bawnogue were happy to use the new 210, giving them a link to Tallaght which they had not seen since the 74A was cancelled. Over the past few years I have heard residents groups there trying to lobby politicians to re-instate a link to Tallaght, but nothing has come of it.
Wasn't there plans for route 166 Liffey Valley to Tallaght during Network Direct
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Wasn't there plans for route 166 Liffey Valley to Tallaght during Network Direct
Yea but wasn't going through bawnogue
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11-02-2021, 18:11   #710
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This week we go back twenty-five years to 1992 and RH 132 on Marlborough Street. The bus is dressed for route 20A. The was the first of two derivatives to route 20. The 20 started in 1939 and connected Donnycarney with Bulfin Road. The 20A started in 1948 and ran from Donnycarney North (Killester Avenue) to the city centre via Malahide Road and Fairview. The 20B started in 1980 and ran from Beaumont (Ardlea Road) to ythe city centre. This latter route outlived the other two routes. The 20A started to be merged into the 20B around 1997. Departures were reduced on the 20A and certain departures on the 20B operated via the 20A route. In June 1999 the 20A was finally withdrawn when the 42A was rerouted along Collins Avenue to replace the 20A. The 20A outlasted the 20 by 9 years, and the 20B kept going until it was absorbed into the 14 in 2011. In 1970 the 20A gained one notable footnote in the timetable when one departure in the morning ran from Donnycarney to North Wall for dock workers. There was however no return working.
RH 132 was delivered new to Dublin Bus in 1992. It was one of twenty-eight Olympians delivered that year. In 1997 it was painted into CitySwift livery, though did not receive the same interior as the new CitySwift Olympians. In 2005 it was withdrawn from the regular fleet and joined the driving school. The following year in 2006 it was sold to Dualway Coaches and became an open-top tour bus. However the bus was destroyed in a fire in the Dualway garage in 2011.
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18-02-2021, 18:19   #711
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This week we are going back thirty-nine years to 1982 and the last days of an era. CIE's RA 126 is seen on Inns Quay with a service on route 24 from Marino to Heuston Bridge. This bus was delivered new to CIE in 1962. This rear-entry, half cab double-decker bus was one of the last to enter service in Ireland (The final type was the R900s between 1964 and 1965). However, the RAs were the final type to be in service. RA 126 was withdrawn, and scrapped, shortly after this picture was taken. The final day of operation for the RAs was in April 1982. RA 126 initially entered service in Summerhill Garage and moved to Conyngham Road in 1967. Behind RA 126 is the most modern type of bus in Dublin at the time, a KD Bombardier.
Route 24 started in 1938 running between Marino and Parkgate Street initially, though it was quickly extended to Bulfin Road. In the 1970s it was cut back to Sean Heuston Bridge. In 1990 it was extended to Drimnagh but the route was completely replaced by City Imp route 123 in 1994.
Finally it is worth noting the bus is heading westbound on the north quays of the River Liffey. In August 1982 the direction of travel on the north and south quays were reversed and it has remained that way to this day in 2021. 18/02/1982

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Is that traffic going towards the phoenix park on the north quays
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Is that traffic going towards the phoenix park on the north quays
Yes, they swapped it out.
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Is that traffic going towards the phoenix park on the north quays
The direction of travel was reversed in 1982 with the opening of the (Sherwin?) Bridge beside king's bridge.
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25-02-2021, 18:50   #715
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This week we are going back thirty-nine years to another demonstrator bus in Dublin. SC 1 / 405 UZO is seen crossing O'Connell Bridge on its way to Tallaght. This bus had a Marshall body bus on a Scania chassis and spent a number of months on test with CIE around 1982. By this time CIE had received around 100 of the KD Bombardier double deckers, which would eventually end with KD 366. The demonstrator is also painted in a similar two-tone green livery that the KDs were delivered in. Following its time with CIE, this Scania demonstrator joined the fleet of AA Motor Services in Scotland. It was withdrawn in the mid-1990s.
The bus is displaying route 2 but more likely it was on route 65A. The bus regularly worked a service on route 2 into Dublin city centre from Sandymount and then did the 09:00 departure on the 65A to Embankment in Tallaght. The 65A was removed from the network in 1994.
On a final note, the truck beside the bus is also a CIE vehicle, this one from the freight division.
19/02/1982

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I never knew DB/DCS ever operated any Scanias. It's also funny that many people seem to comment on the fact the new NTA liveries have very little branding despite older CIE liveries like this one having even more subtle branding.

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26-02-2021, 07:12   #717
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Another example of the reversed quays traffic flow - the Fiat 132(?) behind the cyclist has its left indicator on to turn left and go east along the south quays.
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Another example of the reversed quays traffic flow - the Fiat 132(?) behind the cyclist has its left indicator on to turn left and go east along the south quays.
I think it is a 131.
The 132 was bulkier.
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Definitely a 131 with the square lamps. You'd be well pushed to see a 132 in Ireland. Plus the 132 had round headlamps.

Re the indicator, he could well be just going around the bus and heading straight on at D'Olier anyway.
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Think the 132 sold fairly well as well. Apart from the vast bus knowledge these old pics do give us a glimpse of the streets and the other motors doing the rounds. That grill at the front of the Scania looks a bit pre production to the untrained eye.
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