Bus Éireann VWD82, Bruen 03-D-121448, Beresford Place Dublin, 21-04-2018
It rather beggars belief that Bus Éireann can get away with hiring in 15 year old London cast-offs to operate what is billed as a prestige service. No disrespect to Bruen, but that vehicle is not suitable for a medium length interurban service, and bears no resemblence to the marketing hype of branded, double deck coaches being the offer to the customer. I hold the NTA equally culpable - when I had responsibilty for tendering at a UK local authority, I was required to ensure that the operators who won contracts had the resources (vehicles and staff) to operate them, or they weren't awarded the work. It seems the NTA have failed in that regard - possibly due to a lack of experience of their tendering teams.
Two different generations of decker stand at Beresford Place.