Throwback Thursday (159)
This week we go back to 2012 and to a bus route no longer operated by Dublin Bus. AV 76 and AV 395 are seen at Dundrum, both on route 161. This route connects Dundrum with Rockbrook via Whitechurch. This route commenced in 1999 and originally terminated at Nutgrove Shopping Centre. It was operated by mini-buses but in later years it has become a double-decker route. Although the route destination is shown as Rockbrook, the bus route actually continues on along Tibradden Road for the bus to turn around near Marlay Park. From January 20th 2018 Go-Ahead Ireland took over the route and single-deckers returned to the route.
AV 76 was delivered to Dublin Bus in 2000 and AV 395 in 2004. By 2014 AV 76 was operating the UK, while AV 395 finished its days in Summerhill, being withdrawn in 2018.