This week for Throwback Thursday we are going back to 1999 and visiting a route that survived four months. on the 14th June route 61A commenced though it was more commonly known as "Hotel Link". It ran in a loop to/from Bus Aras and served Mount Street, Lansdowne Road, Leeson Street and Christchurch and was designed to connect the hotels with the City Centre. It was advertised as "A chauffeur driven Merc for £1" and the minibuses for the route were painted in a modified Airlink livery. Sadly it did not last and the route was withdrawn on the 17th October 1999.
The buses then transferred to a new bus route, 321, which commenced on the 6th December 1999 but this route only lasted until 1st April 2000.
Today Dublin Bus operate route 705 which is a hotel shuttle that operates in connection with the City Tour. ME 23 is seen at Bus Aras. 15/06/1999
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by Cathal O'Brien
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