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Ultra rare

Dublin Bus VL 2, a Volvo B10L with Alexander Belfast Ultra body is seen in Dun Laoghaire in September 2006.

By this time, the gas powered version ( VL 6 ) had returned to the UK, so only VL 1 to 5 were left in service, usually settling on routes 63 & 111.

Route 111 was still an all day route compared to the peak version nowadays, so at least one VL type could normally be seen shuffling about up & down to Loughlinstown Park.

VL 2 was the most reliable of this most unreliable bus for Dun Laoghaire, its perhaps very lucky that only such a small number were delivered to Dublin Bus.

 

A full feature on VL can be seen at the following

 

www.irishbuses.com/VL2.html

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Taken on April 19, 2011