Throwback Thursday (162)
It is a grey day in February 2010, and AV 217 is seen in Drumcondra. It is operating route 40A from Parnell Street to Charlestown via Finglas. The 40 family of routes are synonymous with Finglas, although the 40B is a bit of an outlier as it goes to Toberburr near St. Margarets. The 40A served some of the estates in Finglas off Cardiffsbridge Road before terminating in the village. In 2009 the route was extended to the new development at Charlestown. By the end of 2011 the 40A had been absorbed into the new cross-city 40 which ran from Finglas to Liffey Valley. The 40 itself was extended to Charlestown in 2017.
Whitworth Road in Drumcondra runs beside and above the railway line served by trains to Docklands Station. It is a busy bus route with the 40s all serving it. In the past the 13 to Ballymun also went this way. It is also heavily used by Bus Eireann. 12/02/2010