Photo of the Week - Week 4:
Donnybrook's SG114 is seen preparing for the last Blackrock departure of Dublin Bus operated 114 on the 19th January 2019 with GT17 operating Route 17 seen alongside (click on photo for larger version).
Go Ahead took over a number of routes from Dublin Bus on the 20th January 2019 (see here). Two of the routes were Routes 17 and 114, and Donnybrook kindly obliged with a perfect allocation of GT17 on the last Route 17 from Blackrock and SG114 on the last Route 114 on the 19th January. Night shots are always more difficult, especially when its raining, but catching those last pictures is always worth it. The photos in this weekly update show SG114 operating the last 114 departure at 2100 from Blackrock, with GT17 alongside about to operate a 2105 departure to Rialto. GT17 is then seen earlier in the day operating the very last Route 17 service from St. Vincent's Hospital, with this oddity removed from the Go Ahead timetable. SG114 is then seen at the very dark Ticknock terminus, while finally GT17 is seen operating the last Dublin Bus Route 17 from Blackrock.
Donnybrook's SG114 is seen at the Ticknock Hill terminus of Route 114 about to depart on the last (2135) Dublin Bus operated service to Blackrock on the 19th January 2019 (click on photo for larger version).
Donnybrook's GT17 is seen about to depart on the last Dublin Bus operated departure from Blackrock on the 19th January 2019. The real time deisplay reads due, indicating the imminent departure, while the bus stop head has already been updated to NTA colours for the following day's changeover (click on photo for larger version).