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Longreach

Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on August  5, 2013



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Airlink not flying today.

Airlink not flying today.
Album : independent operators / Dublin bus.

August 2013 bank holiday weekend and Dublin Bus drivers are in strike in a dispute over pay. All company services are suspended.
'First' group company 'Aircoach' also ply for trade between the airport and the city. Aircoach services were naturally unaffected by the industrial action.


Framed by a closed Dublin Bus ticket bureau, the pictured Callinan Coaches Volvo Olympian is on hire to 'Aircoach' to supplement their own fleet during this period of extra business for then.


99 D 558 (pictured here) and 560 were used by Aircoach. Neither bus are strangers to Dublin airport. Both would have been regular visitors on peak hour routes 46X and 58X when new in 1999.
Towards the end of their careers with Dublin bus they were allocated to Summerhill garage and would have been common sights around the airport.
Ironic indeed they should, albeit briefly, return to Dublin airport in a new guise.
For most 'ordinary' passengers this was a trivial mundane event. For bus enthusiasts, it might appear that sometimes truth is indeed stranger than fiction!!!

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