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Pics: Use Dublin Bus? Shiny new buses for four routes

Passenger numbers have increased by 700,000 in the first half of this year.

NINETY NEW BUSES have been officially unveiled at Dublin Bus today.

They began entering service in January and are operating on routes 13, 15, 27 and 40.

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The buses will replace older vehicles in the fleet and have an average age of 7 years.

Speaking at the launch, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe said he also welcomed the news that passenger numbers have increased by 700,000 (2%) in the first half of 2015.

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They buses are equipped with a number of features, such as:

  • bilingual passenger information signs in the upper and lower saloons announcing the next bus stop
  • improved safety features with 12 colour cameras (4 external views and 8 internal views) and a staircase CCTV monitor.
  • wheelchair space with separate dedicated space for a child’s buggy
  • free Wi-Fi

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The 90 new buses are being funded by the National Transport Authority through the government’s capital programme. They represent an investment of €34.7 million in the Dublin Bus fleet replacement programme.

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