It is 1996 - the buses are green and there are no trams on Abbey Street. RH 124 is seen parked on Abbey Street between duties on the 37. Prior to the coming of the Luas, Abbey Street was one of the great bus terminii in the city. Buses could be seen parked facing west from the junction of Beresford Place to the junction of Liffey Street, with other buses parked off Strand Street. The northern side of Lower Abbey Street was also used by buses heading east and north-east. With the arrival of the Luas tram line in the early 2000s, buses were removed completely from the southside of Abbey Street. The 37 was relocated to Hawkins Street before moving to its current terminus on Wilton Terrace. The 37 in 2019 runs to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre but back in 1996 it only went as far as Castleknock.
RH 124 was delivered new to Dublin Bus in 1991 and survived in service until August 2005 (which is after the Luas tram system started). Initially sold to Ensign Bus in the UK it was sold the following year to Yahoo.
In the background is the bank operated by TSB. In a sign of where we have come in the last twenty-years, this will reopen in May 2019 as a Wetherspoons. 18/04/1996
Throwback Thursday (171) by Cathal O'Brien, on Flickr