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Old 04-01-2018, 10:54 PM
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KD 353 is seen on Eden Quay in 1989. The bus is on route 7A to Sallynoggin via Dun Laoghaire. This route was later extended to Mackintosh Park before being abolished in 2011. It then returned in 2016 under unusual circumstances. Up to then the 7 ran four times an hour with one of them going to Cherrywood, and the other three to Loughlinstown Park. In 2016 it was changed with two to Brides Glen and two to Loughlinstown Park. However the traditional route 7 to the latter destination became the 7A, and the extended route became the 7. All very confusing.
KD 353 entered service in 1983 and finished its public service around 1999/2000. It is still with us in 2018, being preserved at the National Transport Museum in Howth, but is not in this all-over ad for Coca Cola but the old two-tone green livery of Dublin Bus.
Eden Quay still has a bus lane at this location but going in the opposite direction, providing access to the Rosie Hackett Bridge which opened in 2014. 06/01/1989

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Old 11-01-2018, 09:12 PM
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It is 2001 and P 4 is seen on O'Connell Street with a 122 to Ashington. The bus had been delivered to Dublin Bus in 1993 for use on CitySwift route 39 to Clonsilla. However as the CitySwift routes became more popular, they transitioned over to double-deck buses, freeing up the single deckers like the P class. It was not just the CitySwift routes that became more popular, but so did the minibus operated City Imp routes. Therefore the P class were repainted into City Imp yellow/red and transferred to those routes, like the 122. Around the same time, some midibuses were purchased, like the WV in the background of this photo.
The 122 runs from Ashington off the Navan Road to Drimnagh Road via Cabra and Rialto, and still runs today. But it too has now gone over to double-deckers. The route no longer stops outside Easons though,but instead on Upper O'Connell Street. The P Class buses were withdrawn in the early 2000s and transferred to Bus Eireann where they were used on school services.
O'Connell Street, 10/01/2001

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Old 18-01-2018, 09:46 PM
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It is 2012 and the sun is setting on RV 568 at UCD Belfield. The bus is operating route 17 from Rialto to the DART station at Blackrock. This was, and still is, a popular route with students of the college.It is one of the orbital routes in Dublin and connects places like Crumlin, Rathfarnham and Dundrum as it crosses the southern part of the city. However it was one the routes that the NTA put up for tender, and by the end of 2018 it will probably be operated by Go-Ahead. If not in 2018, it definitely will be in 2019 as that company takes over the orbital routes.
The sun literally did set on TV 568 in 2012 as Dublin Bus withdrew the last of the Olympians. A Donnybrook bus when the picture was taken, it spent its final weeks in Summerhill before ending its days in service in October.
This bus stop in UCD Belfield is also now gone, and is the location of a lake with some ducks and swans. 18/01/ 2012

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It is 2012 and the sun is setting on RV 568 at UCD Belfield. The bus is operating route 17 from Rialto to the DART station at Blackrock. This was, and still is, a popular route with students of the college.It is one of the orbital routes in Dublin and connects places like Crumlin, Rathfarnham and Dundrum as it crosses the southern part of the city. However it was one the routes that the NTA put up for tender, and by the end of 2018 it will probably be operated by Go-Ahead. If not in 2018, it definitely will be in 2019 as that company takes over the orbital routes.
The sun literally did set on TV 568 in 2012 as Dublin Bus withdrew the last of the Olympians. A Donnybrook bus when the picture was taken, it spent its final weeks in Summerhill before ending its days in service in October.
This bus stop in UCD Belfield is also now gone, and is the location of a lake with some ducks and swans. 18/01/ 2012

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Great post Csalem. It will be interesting to see if the public will agree or disagree with the orbital routes being looked after by Go ahead. One bus operator in the dcity is enough and Dublin bus are the best.

I did use the no 17 a few times years ago when it was a single decker like the one shown on post #230
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It's 1985 and D 271 is seen parked at the 61 terminus on Townsend Street. At the time the route connected the City Centre with Churchtown on the southside of the city. The route was later removed from the network but then reappeared in the 21st Century as part of Network Direct. However, this time it was on a different routing, connecting the City Centre with Whitechurch. Together with the 44 it provides two buses an hour between Dundrum and the city, and both routes serve a bus stop at this location on Townsend Street.
D 271 entered service in 1969 and was withdrawn by CIE in 1985. 28/01/1985

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A short hop back to a long route in 2011. RV 503 is seen at the Eden Quay terminus of route 65 to Blessington. This is the longest route operated by Dublin Bus, covering approximately 40km. The other contender for this title is the 33 to Balbriggan on the northern edge of County Dublin. However that was based on one bus a day which went via Portrane, but it now terminates in Skerries. The 65 currently has three southern termini: Blessington, Ballymore Eustace and Ballkyknockan. The latter is served twice a day, Monday to Friday, making it one of the more unusual routes in Dublin. Currently in 2018 the 65 departs from underneath Tara Street station on Poolbeg Street. 01/02/2011

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It is another trip back to 1985 to a route that has not appeared in this series before. D 387 is seen on Townsend Street with a 47B to Grange Road. The 47 family of routes primarily served Rathmines, Rathfarnham and Ballyboden/Whitechurch. The 47 went to Tibradden, the 47A to Rockbrook and 47B to Grange Road. All routes survived until September 1999 when they were removed from the network. The 47 returned in 2008 but on a much different routing.
D 387 entered service in 1970 and was withdrawn in 1986. 06/02/1985

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It's 1983 and D 279 is seen at the 62 terminus in Kilmacud (or is it Stillorgan?). This terminus is located just off the Lower Kilmacud Road, but is just behind the Stillorgan Shopping Centre. However the route more appropriately served the Kilmacud area, so the destination on the front of the bus is probably the right choice. A number of routes have terminated over the years, the 52, 62, 64, 64A, 46B and most recently the 11. With the rerouting of the 11 to Sandyford Business District during Network Direct, this terminus is no longer used, but the 47 and 75 still serve the Lower Kilmacud Road.
The 62 operated from the City Centre to here via Ranelagh, Clonskeagh and Goatstown, and ceased in 1999 when it was merged with the 11.
D 279 entered service in 1969 and was withdrawn in 1985. 17/02/1983

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It's 1983 and D 279 is seen at the 62 terminus in Kilmacud (or is it Stillorgan?). This terminus is located just off the Lower Kilmacud Road, but is just behind the Stillorgan Shopping Centre. However the route more appropriately served the Kilmacud area, so the destination on the front of the bus is probably the right choice. A number of routes have terminated over the years, the 52, 62, 64, 64A, 46B and most recently the 11. With the rerouting of the 11 to Sandyford Business District during Network Direct, this terminus is no longer used, but the 47 and 75 still serve the Lower Kilmacud Road.
The 62 operated from the City Centre to here via Ranelagh, Clonskeagh and Goatstown, and ceased in 1999 when it was merged with the 11.
D 279 entered service in 1969 and was withdrawn in 1985. 17/02/1983

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