Photo of the Week - Week 45:
Harristown's brand new SG50 is seen at the Monkstown Avenue terminus of Route 4 on the 8th November 2014.
The fist Harristown SGs entered service on Monday the 3rd November 2014. Rumour had it they were destined for the 17A/27B, but they have ended up on previously GT routes, principally the 4, though they have also been on Euro duties, as per the first one to appear in service. Tuesday 4th November was the first day they appeared regularly on the 4. GTs have been cascaded onto other routes, though there seems no logic in it thus far. I was wondering whether Harristown where ver going to put the SGs into service, especially when AV85 and AV86 entered service at the end of October. A number of Harristown's batch have still to enter service.
A rear shot of SG50 at the Monkstown Avenue terminus on the 8th November 2014.
Clontarf put there first SG into service on the 15th October 2014. These have also ended up on a former GT route, the 29A. This time, the 42 had been chosen but was deemed unsuitable in the end. Again, GTs have cascaded to other routes. The 27X in the evening also has shown a few sightings, the evening departures on the 27X often sharing buses from the 29A allocation. I caught up with SG43 at the Baldoyle terminus of Route 29A on the 8th November, the threatening sky in the background probably expresses well how drenched I got that day.
Clontarf's new SG43 is seen at the Baldoyle terminus of Route 29A on the 8th November 2014.