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23
June
A peak-time variation on Route 68, which will bypass South Circular Road, is being considered.
23
June
Route 27B is set to be extended to Heuston Station during the Autumn. As a consequence, Route 90 will be cancelled.
10
June
Dublin Bus will be introducing revised schedules for services along the Lucan Road Corridor in the Autumn. As part of this review, Route 26 will be extended to the Liffey Valley Centre in Clondalkin.
13
May
SG161 (161 D 39450), SG162 (161 D 39451), SG164 (161 D 39454) and SG166 (161 D 39458) have become the first of this year's SG order to be delivered to Dublin Bus.
12
May
Dublin Bus has won a contract to supply a shuttle service during planned works on the Red Luas Line in the City Centre. This will run from May to July between Jervis and Point Village. The service will be based at Broadstone Depot from Monday to Friday, using mostly AX buses loaned from Donnybrook and Harristown. On Saturdays and Sundays, the service will use mostly AX types from Phibsboro Garage.
06
April
As a result of both fleet and staff expansion during 2016, Dublin Bus expects to be able trial a number of routes on a 24-hour basis. Also planned are new express routes and enhancements to some existing services.
10
March
Harristown Garage will be the first to receive this year's batch of new SGs (25), followed by Donnybrook (22). All other depots will receive an allocation averaging 10 to 12.
01
March
EV21 (Clontarf), EV49 and EV50 (Summerhill) will be the first of their type to be converted to open-top City Tour buses later this year with a new livery.
18
February
Route 757, the proposed new south-city leg of the Airlink service, is expected to commence during the summer.
15
February
Dublin Bus is considering an extension of Route 40 to Charlestown.
10
February
The National Transport Authority has placed an order with Wrightbus for SG 161-270. Delivery is expected to commence from mid-May.
03
February
A number of VG type buses are to move from Harristown to Summerhill for conversion to an expanded Airlink Route 747.

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17
December
Dublin Bus is proposing a new Airlink route to service the south city area. The route is to operate to and from the Airport via the Port Tunnel, Samuel Beckett Bridge, Macken Street, Westland Row, St. Stephen's Green and Adelaide Road to terminate in the Camden Street/Harcourt Street area near the Camden Court Hotel.
15
December
The Minister for Transport has indicated an allocation for Dublin Bus of approximately 100 replacement buses during 2016. This will reduce the average age of vehicles to seven years. In addition, a number of new orbital routes have been earmarked for commencement.
14
December
The National Transport Authority (NTA) has informed Dublin Bus that it has been shortlisted in the application process to operate certain city routes opened to tendered operation.
09
October
A new Route 25D will commence operation on 27th October. The two morning inbound trips will operate from Adamstown (25B terminus), via Esker Church (25A terminus) directly along the N4 to the City (Merrion Square).
14
June
The first of the new batch of SG deliveries will be delivered to Conyngham Road Garage this week, with one temporarily sent to Ringsend Garage for staff familiarisation training. These will be registered as 151-D, with the rest of the batch being allocated 152-D registrations. SG71 (151-D-38684), the first of the new deliveries, entered service on 16 June on Route 13.
19
May
A new Dublin Bus route is planned to commence operation, running between the Phoenix Park (Chesterfield Avenue) and Tara Street DART Station. The 7-day service will run from 10.00 to 20.00 hours, with a reduced frequency during Winter months.
18
May
SG type-training commences for drivers in Conyngham Road Garage using Harristown's SG46.
12
May
DM2, the diesel-electric hybrid on evaluation with Dublin Bus, has ended its tenure at Conyngham Road Garage and been shipped to London.
08
April
Conyngham Road Garage will receive the first allocation of this year's new SG deliveries. SG71-85 will be supplemented by existing GTs to convert Routes 13 and 40 to dual-door operation. The SG deliveries will enable some older AVs to be withdrawn. A number of EVs will transfer to Ringsend Garage.
13
March
Several AX type buses are due for conversion to tours later this year. The first of these will be AX496, 510, 511 and 512.
06
March
All Dublin Bus garages are due an allocation of new SG type buses later in the year. The order of 90 buses (SG 71-160) will be for delivery starting in the summer. Overall, the fleet is expected to expand by approximately 40 buses.

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