Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday Trip

Took a ramble around some of the network yesterday. Here are the details and some photos of the journey...

Started with AV255 on the 77, got off at The Square. The 11am 49 was operated by RV534.

Took the 11.30 75 to Dun Laoghaire operated by RV582. Arrived into Dun Laoghaire at 12.40.
Photo taken as the bus rested before operating the 11.30 departure.

In Dun Laoghaire, VL3was on the 111 & WV14 on the 59.

Got the 12.50 45A to Bray Station via Shanganagh Cliffs Estate, AV148, got off in Bray Stn. at 13.40. AV134 & AV138 also on the 45A. Nice to see the customer information on full display using advertising boards at Bray Station.
AV350 on the 13.45 185 to Shop River, took this to Enniskerry arriving at 14.05.
And then got the 14.13 44 to the city centre operated by RV496.
As can be seen in the two photos above, the Enniskerry terminus is now kessel kerbed and low floor friendly. Until recently this wasn't the case and the bus stop was regularly illegally parked in, its good to see progress being made and that the bus is viewed important in the village of Enniskerry.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Little bus, long route...

The 16 & 16A services are long cross city routes from Santry & Dublin Airport to Ballinteer & Nutgrove operated by Summerhill Garage. The main allocation of these routes is of RV's, AV's & AX's, however, during the busy peak period its all hands on deck at Summerhill.

The 123 route has 19 WV's allocated to Summerhill, but 3 double decks are put on the route to assist the busy rush, therefore some WV's in Summerhill are used on other routes to supplement the regular allocation.

WV32 is seen here at the Santry terminus of the 16

Sunday, July 6, 2008

airlink - Thank You

I travelled by Dublin Bus airlink service to Dublin Airport last week. All Summerhill airlink AV's now have interior screens to show route maps, advertise tour services and announce next stops...

and also this nice little touch...

Its polite to say thank you, so...

Thank you for reading the blog (and make sure you have all your belongings with you as you leave)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Cultur bus goes double deck...

After stating out with a Wright single decker and a Merc minibus, the new Cultur bus service is getting bigger...

Dualway allocated their closed top East Lancs double decker to the service last weekend...
How long before an ex Dublin Bus RH does the service, now that'd be one to get!