Dublin Bus VT19, O'Connell St Dublin, 21-04-2018
Donnybrook's VTs are generally used on the 46A, but not at weekends unless there is an event on at the RDS or elsewhere on the route. I was quite pleased to see that they were out on this day.
VT19 is seen on the iconic Dublin route with a southbound service to Dun Laoghaire.
By the end of the year, the whole 2005 batch of VTs had been withdrawn, with 19 making their way to Ensignbus for onward sale - the 20th (VT18) ending up with Donnelley, Granard. The 2007 batch should remain a little longer, but as the NTA funded SG class continue to be delivered, the preference for reduced dwell times with dual door vehicles is clear. Add to that the cost of operating these vehcles, especially in tyres given the lack of rear steer, and they may jump the queue for withdrawal.
Dublin BusVT ClassVolvoAlexander DennisBusIreland05D70019VT19DublinHBDBCIE GroupR2018