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04-08-2016, 10:45   #61
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This week it is a trip back to 1991 and a short-lived shuttle bus. MW 7 was one of a number of mini buses delivered to Dublin Bus in 1990. It was used on local services in Tallaght, as well as a shuttle for Superquinn before taking up duties on this shuttle for the Irish Museum of Modern Art. It connected that institution in Kilmainham with the City Centre, but it did not last long. To show of its different status to normal buses it has "VIP" shown as a route number. Dawson Street 04/08/1991

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It is interesting to remember when Ryanair and other airlines had a public presence, where the public could engage with the airline, face to face.

Also to see Waterstones, which seemed to have a brief sojourn in Dawson Street, but was actually there about twenty years.
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I used to love that Waterstones. Was a regular visitor to it from 1999 to 2007 as I worked nearby on Grafton Street. It was where I bought all my Star Trek books.
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This week we are going back eight years to 2008. RV 397 is seen on Aston Quay at the 78A terminus after arriving in from Liffey Valley and Ballyfermot. Three years after this photograph was taken the route had merged with route 40 and extended to Finglas on the northside. The bus itself did not remain in service much longer. 11/08/2008

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18-08-2016, 19:45   #65
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This week we are going back twenty years to 1996. KD 160 is seen at Heuston Station. Although the front of the bus shows "Ballyfermot" the side number probably shows its true intent. Route 91 ran as required between the City Centre and Heuston, working inbound via Dame Street. It was designed to provide extra capacity on route 90 when required. With the extension of the 145 to Heuston a few years ago, route 91 silently faded away and no longer runs. Visible through the front door is the old magnetic strip ticket validator. These too are also now gone, replaced by tag-on machines. 18/08/1996

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25-08-2016, 19:20   #66
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This week for Throwback Thursday we have a slightly unusual bus in a slightly unusual location for it. AX 632 is seen parked at Skerries station in the company of RH 52. RH 52 was the Uniform Bus used by Dublin Bus to deliver uniforms to garages and it even had a changing area on board where staff members could try on their clothes. It was not a bus seen very often out and about and especially not in Skerries. This bus has been replaced by a newer AV Class bus. Skerries 25/08/2008

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01-09-2016, 19:49   #67
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This week we are throwing back twenty-six years to 1990. D 513 is seen parked on O'Connell Street outside what is now Penneys. This bus is adorned in ads with a large McDonald's ad on the side. Last year ads of this size made a return to Dublin Bus, but now cover some windows. The ad of 1990 did not do that. The front of the bus also has an ad for pork sausages. Sadly buses today do not have ads on the front. This bus entered service in 1973 and was withdrawn less than a year later in June 1991. 01/09/1990

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Granby Everyday Sausages, the staple diet of bus advertising!

The first adverts inside the bus, that I remember as soon as I learnt to read, were for Granby sausages, that was more than half a century ago. I think similar ads were in the trams.
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This week we are going back eight years to 2008. RV 397 is seen on Aston Quay at the 78A terminus after arriving in from Liffey Valley and Ballyfermot. Three years after this photograph was taken the route had merged with route 40 and extended to Finglas on the northside. The bus itself did not remain in service much longer.
I absolutely loved the 98 vintage RVs, though I gather they were not popular in garages, particularly in Phibsboro. The Donnybrook ones and this batch in Conyngham Road
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Throwback Thursday is going back thirty-one years this week to 1985.D 647 is seen on Marlborough Street while oeprating route 44A to Mount Prospect Avenue. A decade later this route was merged with the 30 to form the 130. This stretch of road is now home to tram rails as part of Luas Cross City. 09/09/1985

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This week it is a trip back twenty-six years to 1990. RH 41 is seen on Burgh Quay with a 48A to Ballinteer. The bus was new at the time and was delivered in Wedding Bus livery. The Wedding Buses were meant to be used on special private hires to move wedding guests between locations. Now in 2016 Dublin Bus are phasing out the Wedding Bus concept with the buses being repainted into the standard yellow/blue livery. The route to Ballinteer was abolished a few years ago with the 14 and 61 replacing parts of it. The 48A fell victim to the success of the Luas Green Line. 15/091990

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I remember the 48A well - sadly missed. The terminus was just around the corner on Hawkins street. If there where road works on Hawkins street the bus would sometimes terminate on Burgh quay. Also september 1990 was when I started in full time employment after college so I would be getting the 48A in and out of the city each day. Great memories and a great thread.
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Currently in 2016 the centre of Dublin is being dug up as part of Luas Cross City. Work started just over a year ago and is now substantially complete. This week we are going back thirteen years to when the first Luas lines were being built. In this shot the Red Line can be seen under construction on Store Street as it makes its way from Abbey Street to Connolly Station, AV 117 is picking up passengers outside Bus Aras as it operates route 747 to Dublin Airport. At the time the destination was shown in a variety of languages. The route is still running today but by VG-class busses in a two-tone green livery. 21/09/2003

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And the original Luas works for good measure.
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This week we are going back thirteen years to a time when Dublin Bus was trying to find a new image. After a number of years with the blue/orange/cream livery (as seen on the bus on the right-hand side of the photo), Dublin Bus decided it was time for a change. A number of ideas were tested on buses. AV 84 received two test liveries at the same time. As can be seen here, it is a minor variation of the then current livery, with a paler orange on a solid swoosh. However the other side had a light blue instead of the orange and this can be glimpsed on the front of the bus. In the end Dublin Bus did not adopt either livery and went for the third option which was tested on AV 76 and is still with us today - two-tone blue with yellow. AV 84 is seen in Parnell Square with a 2 from Sandymount. 27/09/2003

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