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06
November
12 GTs and 48 SGs are to be removed from the current Dublin Bus fleet during 2018 by the NTA to be provided for new operator Go-Ahead. These 60 displaced buses, plus 40 older buses will be replaced by a new order of 100 SGs commencing delivery to Dublin Bus from February 2018. Further deliveries of WS type buses will be ordered by the NTA to be operated by Go-Ahead.
06
November
Summerhill Garage GTs 50 to 54 have been retro-fitted with luggage racks for use primarily on Route 16.
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06
November
New single-decker WS1 is scheduled for delivery to Donnybrook Garage on Tuesday 07 November. WS2 will follow shortly.
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22
September
Seven years after it was cancelled, Route 39X is to make a return in October with four morning departures from Ongar and four evening departures from Burlington Road. Existing routes 84X and 118 are also to benefit from extra departures.
28
August
After a 12-year absence, buses from the Harristown depot will return to serve the Lucan Road Corridor by operating some departures on an enhanced Route 25D from 11 September. An additional departure will also be added to Route 142.
07
July
SG271, the first of this year's new bus order, delivered to Dublin Bus Technical Department for inspection.
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24
March
The two Wrightbus StreetLites destined for Dublin Bus will be classified as WS1 and WS2 . They are due during the Autumn and will be based at Donnybrook Garage.
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23
February
Two Wrightbus StreetLites and approximately 100 SGs are expected into the Dublin Bus fleet for expansion and replacements during 2017. The new SGs will be installed with USB charging ports for passengers.
01
February
Route 40 extends from Finglas Village to Charlestown Shopping Centre from 19 March.

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2016 Review :

08
December
As a result of anticipated fleet expansion, work is expected to commence during 2017 at the current Dublin Bus facility at Broadstone for re-development into a full-time depot. A number of routes based at other locations will transfer to the new garage.
10
October
Several new services are to commence in October. Routes 31D, 42D and 70D will operate betweeen Baldoyle, Portmarnock and Dunboyne respectively to Dublin City University. Additional departures will also commence operation on Routes 25D and 84X, plus extra fill-in peak buses along the Ballymun, Finglas, Lucan, Templeogue, Malahide and Harold’s Cross corridors.
02
September
The National Transport Authority has expressed a desire to see a re-alignment of some existing bus routes, or the creation of a new local route, in the Clondalkin area to operate in to the Luas stop at Red Cow.
23
June
A peak-time variation on Route 68, which will bypass South Circular Road, is to start in October as Xpresso Route 68X.
23
June
An extension of Route 27B to Heuston Station is being considered.
10
June
Dublin Bus intends to introduce revised schedules for services along the Lucan Road Corridor in the Autumn. As part of this review, Route 26 may be extended.
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. A revised livery will also be introduced.
18
February
Route 757, the proposed new south-city leg of the Airlink service, is expected to commence during the summer.
15
February
An extension of Route 40 to Charlestown is under consideration.
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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