Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week commencing: Sunday 20th February 2011:

Week commencing: Sunday 20th February 2011:
Bray Services - Seirbhísí Bhré

This weeks entry starts with a trip on the 145 from Heuston Rail Station to Kilmacanogue. Donnybrook's EV92 is seen here laying over at Heuston...
And here is EV92 again on the edge of the N11 at Kilmacanogue, the 145's southern terminus.
Other Dublin Bus services around Bray are the local routes, Route 184 linking Newtownmountkennedy and Kilpedder with Bray, while the 185 links Bray on two separate routes, one to Shop River and Enniskerry and the other to Palermo via Fassaroe.
Route 84 also passes through Bray operating from Newcastle via Greystones and Bray to UCD Belfield.
Also, the 45 and 45a serve Bray. The 45 operates between Merrion Square and Oldcourt while the 45a serves Ballywaltrim and Dun Laoghaire.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week commencing: Sunday 13th February 2011:

Week commencing: Sunday 13th February 2011:

This week we traveled out to Dublin Airport to get a photo of the new Aer Lingus / T2 ad on the side of a bus at the Airport... and success!
Summerhill's AV422 is seen here on the Atrium Road operating a 41 from Lower Abbey Street via Dublin Airport to Swords Manor.
The new ad campaign for Aer Lingus' move to T2 is currently being carried on many Dublin Bus T-side ad frames as well as many other advertising formats across the city.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Week commencing: Sunday 6th February 2011:

Week commencing: Sunday 6th Fenruary 2011:

From today, Sunday 6th February 2011, a new timetable comes into operation on Route 63. Since the Network Direct changes on the N11 Stillorgan Road corridoor, the 63 was taken out of the city centre and has operated from Dun Laoghiare, where AV263 is pictured...
Via Deansgrange and Carrickmines... WV41 waits to turn off the Clonkeen Road onto Kill Lane.
To Kilternan... where AV150 sits awaiting depature back to Dun Laoghaire
The new timetable gives the service more running time, sees daytime departures denoted as serving Carrickmines Retail Park and also restores the twice day service via Foxrock Village that the 63 used offer pre Network Direct. For more details, click here.

Also, from today Dublin Bus adult cash fares have been increased... For full details see the picture of the poster below, or click here.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week commencing: Sunday 30th January 2011:

Week commencing: Sunday 30th January 2011:
This week Dublin Bus announced the Network Direct plans for the Howth Road and Portmarnock areas. The main points see the 29a become the 29 and finally get the long talked about extension to Baldoyle.
As a result of this, the 32b is withdrawn from Abbey Park and all services on the 32/a/b will operate to/from Malahide (at the tennis courts) via Portmarnock to the city centre using number 32. The 31 and 31b remain as per normal with the 31b being renamed the 31a.
All Howth Road serives will depart from Lower Abbey Street with an all important integrated timetable (which ties in with all Malahide Road services using Eden Quay).
Consultation for this section ends on the 25th of February 2011 and more details can be found here.

Week commencing: Sunday 23rd January 2011:

Week commencing: Sunday 23rd January 2011:

Apologies for the lack of an update last week... We took a break a headed to Scotland... No photos from this trip but some classic shots from Scotland instead:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Week commencing: Sunday 15th January 2011:

Week commencing: Sunday 15th January 2011:

This week we paid a visit to Dublin Airport to check out a new bus service in operation...
Dublin Airport Hotel Hopper has started operating from the airport to some hotels and car parking facilities north of the airport complex.
The route departs Dublin Airport coach park, leaves the airport and heads along the R132. The route then serves the Travellodge Dublin Airport North Swords, passes the Wright Venue in Airside where Airside Airport Car Parking is located. The next stop is then at the Premier Inn Dublin Airport before heading back to Dublin Airport.
The service costs €5. The bus currently operating the route is ex Bus Eireann VWM5, 00-C-30276.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Week commencing: Sunday 9th January 2011:

Week commencing: Sunday 9th January 2011:

We then next phase of Network Direct due for implementation shortly, we've decided to look at the two routes planned to merge, the 40 & 78a.At present the 40 operates from Parnell Street in the city centre to Charlestown in Finglas via Whitworth Road, Finglas Road, Finglas and St. Margaret's Road. The 40a variant operates via Tolka Valley & St. Helena's Road, while ceratin services on the main 40 are extended to serve Toberburr.The 78a operates from Aston Quay in the city to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre via Kilmainham, Ballyfermot and Neilstown. The 78 variant operates direct via St. John's Rd. and Con Colbert Road to Ballyfermot and like a 78a to Liffey Valley.
RV532 sits at the city centre terminus of the 78a on Aston Quay.
Conyngham Road RV594 stops outside St. James's Hospital en route to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.
AV291 sits ahead of RV591 at the bus terminus in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. The 210 to Tallaght (Monday to Friday) and the 239 to Blanchardstown (Monday to Saturday) also serve this terminus. In addition, private operator service 'Flybus' from Tallaght to Dublin Airport also has a stop here.

Under Network Direct, the 40 & 78a routes will merge to operate as one route, Route 40 from Finglas to Liffey Valley via City Centre. For more details, click here.