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10-01-2019, 22:51   #301
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That might be it only saw it a couple of times and was usual green on the outside but could of been in the middle of being restored to or from one of all over adverts.
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11-01-2019, 19:44   #302
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Really enjoy this thread, thanks for posting the pics! Quick question I travelled a lot on the 65 in the 90's and very ocassionally a KD would turn up on the route and break down climbing the Embankment or at least need a 30 min rest stop to cool off! Am I remembering properly did some of these have blue seating? I remember one standing out as it had blue seating and was very unusual at the time as the rest had green.
I am told KD 1 was delivered with blue seats. The VanHools and Atlanteans had blue seats too.
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Actually I had assumed it was a KD, I hadn't realised the VanHools and Atlanteans lasted into the 90's too so was likely one of those. The 65 was mostly operated by RH/RA back then so it was a pleasnt suprise when something else showed up.
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It is 2013 and the 41X is a busy little bus route. DT 6 and GT 45 are seen on D'Olier Street, both with a 41X to UCD Belfield. The 41X is one of a number of Xpresso routes operated by Dublin Bus. These routes operate in the peak hours only (mostly) and have limited stops. They are designed to be faster versions of the regular routes that serve the same areas. The one version that sort of goes beyond the peak hour limitation is the 84X to Newcastle. The 41X connects Swords with the City Centre and UCD Belfield. For a lot of its journey to the city centre it uses the M1 and Dublin Port Tunnel. That latter routing caused some controversy earlier this century when private operator Swords Express objected to Dublin Bus using the tunnel, but that was later resolved. In more recent times the 41X has been extended beyond Swords Manor to the new housing development at Knocksedan.
Although GT 45 is still with Dublin Bus, DT 6 was withdrawn in 2017 along with the rest of the Dennis Tridents. 17/01/2013

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This week we go back to 2012 and to a bus route no longer operated by Dublin Bus. AV 76 and AV 395 are seen at Dundrum, both on route 161. This route connects Dundrum with Rockbrook via Whitechurch. This route commenced in 1999 and originally terminated at Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It was operated by mini-buses but in later years it has become a double-decker route. Although the route destination is shown as Rockbrook, the bus route actually continues on along Tibradden Road for the bus to turn around near Marlay Park. From January 20th 2018 Go-Ahead Ireland took over the route and single-deckers returned to the route.
AV 76 was delivered to Dublin Bus in 2000 and AV 395 in 2004. By 2014 AV 76 was operating the UK, while AV 395 finished its days in Summerhill, being withdrawn in 2018.
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31-01-2019, 19:07   #306
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It is 1998 and KD 238 is at Dublin Airport. The bus is not going on its summer holidays, but rather it is operating route 230. This route connected Dublin Airport with Swords, Malahide and Portmarnock. The route started in 1991, but in 2008 it was merged with the DART Feeder route 102 which ran from Seabury in Malahide to Portmarnock and Sutton. The new route adopted the number of the 102 and provided a useful orbital in north County Dublin. In 2018 the route was taken over by Go-Ahead Ireland. The bus is seen at the traditional 230 terminus at Dublin Airport, though the current 102 terminus is closer to the church at the airport.
KD 238 entered service with CIE around 1982 and survived with Dublin Bus until October 2000, ending its days in Summerhill Garage.
The ad on the side of the bus is for 98Fm, who currently have a new campaign running on buses in January 2019. 31/01/1998

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It is 1984 and KC 20 is seen in Rialto with a 17. This route is one of the orbital routes in Dublin city, in that it connects the suburbs together rather than with the city centre. In 1984 the 17 connected Rialto with Dolphin's Barn, Crumlin, Dundrum and Blackrock. The route still does this today in 2019. In 1984 when this photograph was taken, the route was operated by CIE. Dublin Bus took over upon its formation in 1987 and then in 2019 Go-Ahead Ireland assumed responsibility for it and other orbital routes in Dublin.
KC 20 was delivered new to Donnybrook in 1981 and ended its career at Phibsborough Garage in the 1990s.

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Reminds me of my student days.
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It is a grey day in February 2010, and AV 217 is seen in Drumcondra. It is operating route 40A from Parnell Street to Charlestown via Finglas. The 40 family of routes are synonymous with Finglas, although the 40B is a bit of an outlier as it goes to Toberburr near St. Margarets. The 40A served some of the estates in Finglas off Cardiffsbridge Road before terminating in the village. In 2009 the route was extended to the new development at Charlestown. By the end of 2011 the 40A had been absorbed into the new cross-city 40 which ran from Finglas to Liffey Valley. The 40 itself was extended to Charlestown in 2017.
Whitworth Road in Drumcondra runs beside and above the railway line served by trains to Docklands Station. It is a busy bus route with the 40s all serving it. In the past the 13 to Ballymun also went this way. It is also heavily used by Bus Eireann. 12/02/2010

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It is February 1984 and C 160 only has a few days left in service. This Leyland Leopard with bodywork by Metal Sections Limited was delivered new to CIE in 1966. It was first allocated to Ballina (in County Mayo) when new in 1966. In November 1971 it transferred to Clontarf Garage in Dublin where it continued to work for the next 13 years. With the arrival of the new Bombardier KC Class in February 1984, the final C's were withdrawn and C 160 moved to Dundalk. It took up a new career there as a school-bus which it continued for over a decade before it was finally preserved. Over 50 years after it entered service, this bus is still with us today.
C 160 is seen on Lower Gardiner Street at the terminus for the 27. This route connected the City Centre with Coolock via Fairview and Bonnybrook. In 2011 the route was merged with the 77 become a long cross-city route from Clare Hall to Jobstown. 22/02/1984

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It is 2013 and AV 333 is seen on the 13 to Harristown. And to continue with the 3 theme, AV 333 was delivered new to Dublin Bus on 2003. This bus spent most of its career operating out of Harristown Garage, although in 2013 it moved to Summerhill. It was withdrawn in 2017 after spending some time in Broadstone Garage. This is a bus that has gotten around a bit.
Route 13 connects Harristown with Grange Castle This was one of the cross-city routes corrected by Network Direct in the early-2010s. Traditionally the 13 was the route that connected the City Centre with Ballymun. Clondalkin was connected by the 51 family of routes. When the merger happened the 13 won out and became the number of thew new route. The 51 only lives on now in the 51D and 51X.
The bus is seen passing the Luas Red Line on James Street. It is seen at the point where the tram line turns off to descend Steeven's Lane to Heuston Station.In the background the Luas line passes through St. James Hospital, the site where the new National Children's Hospital is being built. As a result of that, the 13 may become a much busier route in future, if it survives Bus Connects. 27/02/2013

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The 51 only lives on now in the 51D and 51X.
And to some extent the 151 aswell
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We have a first for Throwback Thursday this week - a picture taken after I started doing Throwback Thursday. What was once the present, is now the past.
AV 415 is seen crossing D'Olier Street as it heads from Fleet Street to Townsend Street. This bus was delivered new to Dublin Bus in 2005. During its career it has operated out of Conyngham Road and Ringsend garages. In February 2019 it became the last AV in service at Ringsend.
Here it is seen operating route 56A which connects The Square, Tallaght, with Ringsend. Along the way it passes the Go-Ahead Ireland garage at Ballymount, a bus company that started to take over a number of Dublin Bus routes in 2018 and operate them on behalf of Transport for Ireland. This company was announced as the winner of this contract in 2017.
Finally AV 415 is seen in an all-over ad for Lucozade Sport. In June 2015 it received an all-over ad for Coca-Cola. Then around September 2015 it received this Lucozade ad which, as we can see here, it maintained for over 6 months. The Lucozade ad was also on a VG, the first time a non-ALX 400 received a wrap. In 2018 they started to appear on EVs too.
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Finally AV 415 is seen in an all-over ad for Lucozade Sport. In June 2015 it received an all-over ad for Coca-Cola. Then around September 2015 it received this Lucozade ad which, as we can see here, it maintained for over 6 months. The Lucozade ad was also on a VG, the first time a non-ALX 400 received a wrap. In 2018 they started to appear on EVs too.
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The GTs have gotten AOAs too. GT12 has had an AOA for Pretty Little Thing for nearly a year at this stage. Only buses yet to get AOAs left in the fleet now would be VTs, SGs and WSs. I don't why they don't seem to do mega tears as much any more only ever really see them on AV/Xs don't know why the SGs haven't got any mega rears or AOAs.

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Indeed I had forgotten about the GT.
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