Photo of the Week - Week 24:
Summerhill's brand new SG188 is seen on O'Connell Street operating Route 123 to Kilnamanagh Road on the 2nd June 2016.
The major news has been the arrivals of the 2016 batch of SG class buses. A total of 110 SGs are to be delivered this year, SG161-270. The allocations are as follows:
- Harristown: SG161-185 (25 buses)
- Summerhill: SG186-SG197 (12 buses)
- Clontarf: SG198-SG207 (10 buses)
- Ringsend: SG208-SG222 (15 buses)
- Donnybrook: SG223-SG244 (22 buses)
- Phibsborough: SG245-SG260 (16 buses)
- Conyngham Road: SG261-SG270 (10 buses)
Harristown's brand new SG184 is seen operating Route 4 to Monkstown Avenue on the 2nd June 2016.
Thus far a number have entered service, with at least SG161-SG166, SG171-SG173, SG179, SG181, SG184 and SG185 noted as delivered to Harristown, SG161 entering service on the 17th May 2016, while SG188 - SG190 are in service at Summerhill, entering service on the 31st May 2016. These new deliveries have seen the end of all remaining 2000 AVs at Harristown, with at least 4 01 D AVs also being withdrawn. Meanshile Summerhill's last 2002 AVs, AV270-AV272 being withdrawn in early June, AV270 and AV271 on the 1st June, while AV272 went on the 2nd June, spending its final day on the 41 group of routes. I caught it on the 1130 41B departure ex Lower Abbey Street.
Summerhill's AV272 is seen operating Route 41B to Rolestown on the 2nd June 2016, its last day of service with Dublin Bus.