Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Driving School

Driving School buses are hard to get photos of. They only appear Monday to Friday and mainly between 8.30am & 4pm.

Former Donnybrook RA181 is seen here in O'Connell Street. This must be nerve racking for any trainee driver as the unpredictability of people and vehicles on O'Connell St. is something else!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

And finally, before Showbus 2008 - the last installment from 2007

Stagecoach showed off their new Enviro 400's for the Cambridge Park & Ride services...

And Stagecoach Lincolnhire also showed an Enviro400, but in standard Stagecoach corporate colours...
And finally, a British Airways Merc Citaro...
If your heading to Showbus 2008 this weekend, have a great time!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

More from Showbus...

More photos from Showbus.

A site shuttle runs around the Showbus event. Last year a Plaxton Primo was involved in the shuttle...
Also present last year was a National Express wheelchair accessible coach tri-axle Caetano Levante...
and a Wrights Gemini decker from First
More to follow...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Its Showbus in Duxford in the UK this coming Sunday, the 28th September...

In preperation for the event I was looking back at photos from Showbus 2007.

Here is First York Wrights 60928:
More Showbus 2007 photos across the week...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Route 47

From Monday 8th September Dublin Bus are introducing new Route 47 between Belarmine and Donnybrook Church serving Stepaside, Sandyford, Stillorgan and Belfield.

Route 47 offers an improved service from Belarmine, connecting with high frequency Routes 10/A, 46A & 145 on the Stillorgan QBC at Donnybrook. Previous to this Belarmine was only served infrequently, mainly at peak times by extended 46B's & the 118. These routes will now stop serving Belarmine with the commencing of the new 47 service.
AV390 is seen in March 2007 at the Belarmine terminus on the 46B. For more photos, click here for our archive feature on the 46B.

Also from Monday 8th September, Route 67X has increased departures, Routes 31 & 31B have revised timetables and the evening departure on Route 58X from the Airport at 17.10 is cancelled. More details are available on the Dublin Bus website here.

Monday, September 1, 2008

All kinds of everything... logos & fonts anyway...

When it comes to branding Bus Eireann is changing its style for the better and has so far been very pro-active about the revisions.
However, up at Dublin Airport all kinds of logos and fonts are in operation at present, as can be seen the flag sign is the older block font, the main shelter panel is the CIE2000 font and the new logo is being shown off on the top of the shelter!

I'm sure they'll all be the same soon... but overall its great to see Bus Eireann offering better customer inofrmation and improved branding.