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This afternoon.

The Nitelink is back!

Dublin City Councillor, Cllr Colm O’Rourke, who has been campaigning for the service to return, said:

“The return of the Nitelink is great news. In December of last year, when it was announced that the service would be curtailed, in line with restrictions to close hospitality at 8pm, I was disappointed as the Nitelink isn’t just for clubbers. It is an important service to workers and anyone looking for a low-cost option to get home safe. The confirmation from Dublin Bus today is a big relief to many people.

‘”Well done to Dublin Bus for all the fantastic services that they provide. Their staff have been fantastic during the pandemic as someone myself who doesn’t drive – they have been a great help to me getting me around. Fair play Dublin Bus.”

In fairness.



This morning.

Further to the cancellation of the Dublin Bus Nitelink service…

…Fine Gael Dublin City Council councillor Colm O’Rourke says:

“The decision to cancel all Nitelink services until further notice is the wrong route to take. The Nitelink isn’t just about clubbers and drinkers. It accommodates those working late night or early morning shifts, frontline workers, students working weekends who can’t afford taxis home and anyone else who is out and about and requires a bus. There aren’t enough regular Dublin Bus services that are 24-hours to get the public home.

So many people in the Greater Dublin Area rely on this vital service. Dublin Bus aims to provide a service for the community rather than being solely about profit, so I think this decision should be reversed.

“I fear that it could also put those workers at risk who rely on this cost-friendly service to get home safely at weekends, which means more people walk alone through the streets at unsociable hours.”

Graph: Dublin Bus

This morning/afternoon.

Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Ken Corbett, a bus driver for 30 year, speaks to fellow Dublin Bus drivers gathered in front of the Department of Transport before handing in a letter of concern over the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) Bus Connects plan.

It propose drivers receive a 6.5pc pay rise over the next three years, as well as a further 1pc retrospective payment. In return, drivers will need to sign up to roster and shift changes and give up their premium payments for Sundays and bank holidays.

Previously: They Shouted Stop

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Greeting the new 74 ADL Enviro 400 Extended Range (ER) hybrid buses were, from left: Stephen Kent, CEO, Bus Éireann; Hildegarde Naughton TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport; Ray Coyne, CEO, Dublin Bus; and Anne Graham, CEO, NTA

Fancy some soft-core hybrid fun?

This morning.

The first of an initial order for 100 double-deck electric hybrid buses placed by the NTA,  destined for use in Dublin by Dublin Bus and in Galway by Bus Éireann, arrived.

The new buses will enter service early in the New Year.

The exterior of the buses features the new green, yellow and white Transport for Ireland, (TFI) livery, which will be ‘phased in across the entire public service obligation (PSO) fleet over the coming year’.

But what about the spec?

The buses, designated Enviro400ER by their manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited, utilise BAE Systems’ Series-ER hybrid system that incorporates a 32kWh next-generation lithium-ion battery energy storage system that can be charged externally via a plug-in connection.As a result, they are capable of running in zero tailpipe emission mode for a distance of at least two and a half kilometers and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30%.

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This morning.

The Junction of Northumberland Road and Haddington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The scene of a collision involving a bus and a car last night at around 10.40pm. RTÉ reports that two male bus passengers are in a serious condition.

Eight in hospital after car and bus collision in Dublin (RTÉ)



Steve White writes:

How do you maintain two metres social distancing when boarding, alighting and on board on a bus? as Dublin Bus says it wants you to do. I don’t believe its possible and Dublin Bus statement is corporate nonsense.


Introduction of Social Distancing Measures On-board (Dublin Bus)


Dublin Bus seating Yesterday.

Via Hille