Throwback Thursday (160)
It is 1998 and KD 238 is at Dublin Airport. The bus is not going on its summer holidays, but rather it is operating route 230. This route connected Dublin Airport with Swords, Malahide and Portmarnock. The route started in 1991, but in 2008 it was merged with the DART Feeder route 102 which ran from Seabury in Malahide to Portmarnock and Sutton. The new route adopted the number of the 102 and provided a useful orbital in north County Dublin. In 2018 the route was taken over by Go-Ahead Ireland. The bus is seen at the traditional 230 terminus at Dublin Airport, though the current 102 terminus is closer to the church at the airport.
KD 238 entered service with CIE around 1982 and survived with Dublin Bus until October 2000, ending its days in Summerhill Garage.
The ad on the side of the bus is for 98Fm, who currently have a new campaign running on buses in January 2019. 31/01/1998