Photo of the Week - Week 4:
On the 24th November 2019, Go Ahead began a new PSO service from Swords (Airside Retail Park) to Ashbourne via Rathbeale Road and Rolestown. Buses running every 60mins, and a 7-day a week schedule is provided. It is the first newly introduced route that adheres to the Bus Connect plan, in both routing and route number. One bus route that has not featured on these pages before, but also runs in the Swords Area is Route 196, a Localink service operated by Eirebus (introduced on the 21st August 2017). It currently operates from Swords Pavillions to Knocksedan via Swords Manor, again a 60-min service is typically provided. It is also denoted Route 196 in the Bus Connects plan, however the plan would see this bus operate via Knocksedan and Toberburr to terminate in Finglas.
Eirebus Alexander Dennis E200, formerly of City Direct in Galway, is seen operating Route 196 to Knocksedan on the 30th December 2019. The front display was broken on the day, hence the board stuck in the window (click on photo for larger version).