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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 The P Class buses were withdrawn in the early 2000s and transferred to Bus Eireann where they were used on school services.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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