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
Throwback Thursday (23)
by Cathal O'Brien
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