Photo of the Week - Week 22:

Ringsend's AV398 is seen operating Route 77A on College Green on the 30th May 2018 (click on photo for larger version).

AV398 entered service in Ringsend Depot on the 21st May 2018. AV398 has graced these pages once before, so for a history of AV398 from its delivery in 2004 till 2010 see here. AV398 continued on in Donnybrook in Coastal Tours livery until 2017, being withdrawn from service in Donnybrook on the 21st September 2017, though its appearances had been very infrequent (and peak hour only) for some time previously, basically never being on tours duty. It went for a repaint into core livery, before being transferred to Harristown soon after its return (having not returned to service) and placed into storage. It was somewhat of a surprise that it didn't enter service in Harristown, especially given its repaint, it was transferred back to Donnybrook for storage in March, again without returning to service, but it has now finally returned to service. It is usual given its lack of ad-frames, its ad-frames being removed when it was converted to Coastal Tour operation in 2008.

A rear, nearside, shot of AV398 on Route 15A on College Green on the 20th May 2018 (click on photo for larger version).

My last photo of AV398 in Coastal Tours livery. AV398 is seen on Waterloo Road operating a morning departure on Route 18 on the 16th June 2017 (click on photo for larger version).

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