Dublin Coach 09-KE-17667, James Fintan Lawlor Ave Portlaoise, 11-07-2017
The new face of the 726. This Van Hool Astromega TD927 is new to service, not even having full signwriting / vinyls or programmed destination displays as yet, and is seen after arriving with the 0930 from Dublin Airport. The seats still have Stagecoach "golfball" moquette. Two vehicles have been seen in Ireland, with more expected in due course. It is understood that the previous registration is OU59AVB, but that has not been confirmed.
The similar life history means these coaches will also have been well worked, but hopefully they will prove more reliable than the ageing Neoplans they are replacing, which have been harder pushed following the loss by fire of one earlier this year.