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12-05-2016, 21:40   #31
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Cheers for that. I thought the full station had shut down but I see it is just the thermal part which used the chimneys.
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The Poolbeg power station is closed, that is why the ESB wanted to demolish the two chimneys.
However it has been replaced by the Shellybanks gas fired power station, the smaller structure with four metal chimneys immediately east of the old station.
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19-05-2016, 17:52   #32
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For Throwback Thursday this week we are going back a mere twenty-six years to 1990. At the time there was only bus service from the Dublin city to Dublin Airport and it was operated by Dublin Bus. Summerhill Garage provided the buses and it operated from Bus Aras to the airport. It had no fleet number, buses were in standard livery, and the timetable was not very frequent. Three years after this picture was taken and the route was transformed into "Airlink", with a distinctive livery, an increase in frequency and new single-deck buses. It also became route 747. Today it is still running, with double-deck buses and operates every ten-minues from Heuston Station to Dublin Airport. It also still serves this bus stop at Bus Aras. KC 30 is seen at Bus Aras (note the destination spelling on the bus) after arriving from the Airport. 19/05/1990

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A day late this week but I am sure that will not result in a major crisis, though does make this Throwback Friday.
It is a short trip back to 2008 and RV 461 is seen heading south on O'Connell Street with a 14 to Ballinteer. This was before Network Direct made it into a cross-city route shared between two garages. At this time is was a Donnybrook route and only reached as far north as Parnell Square. On the southside it also only made it to Ballinteer, though the 14A did make it all the way to Dundrum where the 14 goes today. The bus is also passing Clery's which was still open for business at the time. The final RV bus was withdrawn in 2012. 26/05/2008

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95% punctuality is a record most operators can only dream off.
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For Throwback Thursday this week we are going back to a scene that is no longer with us. KD 157 is seen arriving at Dun Laoghaire harbour. Although the display is showing 46A, it is in fact arriving to bring ferry passengers from the Holyhead car-ferry into Dublin City Centre. Beside it is the old harbour building that was attached to the original harbour railway station. This building was demolished a few years ago. The ferry also originally moved a few metres to a new port building when it became the HSS service. This service too has ceased. The bus service too ceased too when the HSS started as the new building was close to the railway station. 21/04/1992
Some great photo csalem.

One thing about these that had me curious as a kid was the little black panel, below the 46a in the destination blind in that photo.

I'm pretty sure they were not on all KD buses and I never saw one once on any of phibsboros KD fleet.

What was the purpose of it and why not on all buses?
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It was an illuminated sign saying BUS FULL. The one on the side was either 'Pay as You Enter' or 'Pay Conductor' as OPO was been introduced at that time. The 46A being one of the first major routes to be converted in Summer 1987.
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a 14 to Ballinteer. This was before Network Direct made it into a cross-city route shared between two garages. At this time is was a Donnybrook route and only reached as far north as Parnell Square. On the southside it also only made it to Ballinteer, though the 14A did make it all the way to Dundrum where the 14 goes today.

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The 14 & 14A both went to dundrum. The bill also contained the 48A which went to ballinteer. This poor bus is just scrolled incorrectly.

Another nod to the old days of the attitude of "sure the skulls know where the bus goes", an attitude that spawned a culture of nobody paying attention to the destination scrolls today. 145 to UCD.... UCD last stop.... passengers in disbelief...... " But this is a 145!!!!! "
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The 14 & 14A both went to dundrum. The bill also contained the 48A which went to ballinteer. This poor bus is just scrolled incorrectly.

Another nod to the old days of the attitude of "sure the skulls know where the bus goes", an attitude that spawned a culture of nobody paying attention to the destination scrolls today. 145 to UCD.... UCD last stop.... passengers in disbelief...... " But this is a 145!!!!! "
Both the 14 and 14a did actually terminate in Ballinteer until 2004 just before the roundabout at the junction of Stonemasons Way and Broadford Road - it was only when the LUAS opened that they were both extended to Dundrum.

The main scrolls didn't have Dundrum on them as a destination, so the general practice was to have Ballinteer on the main one and "via Dundrum" on the lower one.
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Throwback Thursday this week is going back to 1985. KC 82 is seen sitting outside the station at Bray prior to working a route 85 to Shop River. When the local routes around Bray were reorganised in the 1990s, this became the 185 to Shop River (via Enniskerry). Later some 185 departures were introduced to just Palermo. 01/06/1985

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Another nod to the old days of the attitude of "sure the skulls know where the bus goes", an attitude that spawned a culture of nobody paying attention to the destination scrolls today. 145 to UCD.... UCD last stop.... passengers in disbelief...... " But this is a 145!!!!! "
And actually the destination scroll says ucd campus, but the bus only goes as far as the flyover.
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Throwback Thursday this week is going back to 1985. KC 82 is seen sitting outside the station at Bray prior to working a route 85 to Shop River. When the local routes around Bray were reorganised in the 1990s, this became the 185 to Shop River (via Enniskerry). Later some 185 departures were introduced to just Palermo. 01/06/1985

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And actually the destination scroll says ucd campus, but the bus only goes as far as the flyover.
It is better now with just the two options for the destination display :"UCD Belfield" and "UCD Campus" but I recall up until about six years ago there was five or six display options for UCD. It seemed every garage had their own version.
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Throwback Thursday this week is going back to 1993 and a time of great change in Dublin Bus. In 1992 Dublin Bus introduced the City Imp concept onto the streets of Dublin. The yellow/red minibuses took over routes were passenger numbers were falling and operated at high frequencies, serving the housing estates on the north and southside of Dublin. The following year Dublin Bus introduced the concept of Dity Swift. Again it operated at high frequencies, up to every six minutes, but served destinations further out from the city centre. New buses were introduced on the route in an eye-catching new livery, as well as new style bus shelters, some of which contained pay-phones.
The first route to go over to CitySwift was the 39 on the 6th June 1993. Other routes eventually included routes such as the 25A, 27, 46A and the change normally happened as the Quality Bus Network was rolled out. The City Swift concept only lasted about a decade. P 17 loads up at the Abbey Street terminus prior to departing for Clonsilla. 09/06/1993

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That's still my favourite major livery, especially on the RAs, RVs and AVs. It looked terrible when retrospectively applied to the RHs.
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That's still my favourite major livery, especially on the RAs, RVs and AVs. It looked terrible when retrospectively applied to the RHs.
It and City Imp were quite a revolution in livery terms when introduced, breaking up the two-tone green monopoly.
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