PICS: New-look buses will soon be rolled out for a host of routes in Dublin; here's what they look like 4 years ago

PICS: New-look buses will soon be rolled out for a host of routes in Dublin; here's what they look like

What do you think?

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Shane Ross has officially opened Go-Ahead Ireland's new bus depot in Ballymount, Dublin 12.


The buses will serve communities from Balbriggan in North County Dublin to Newcastle in Co Wicklow.

It will drop off and collect from 1,721 bus stops and travel hundreds of thousands of kilometres annually.

As well as that, the new buses will have a brand new look to go with it.

These buses won't have the yellow and blue paint that we're all so familiar with, and will instead be blue and white.


They look pretty cool to us, what do you think?


The new buses will apply to the following routes: 45A, 75, 184, 63, 185, 111, 59, 17A, 102, 33A, 220, 33B, 104, 18, 76, 239, 270, 238, 76A, 236, 17, 114 & 161.

It will also see the introduction of the 175, which will go from Citywest to UCD.

Officially opening the new Depot on Monday, Minister Ross said: “This is an exciting time for Public Transport and particularly for those of us who travel by bus. Recently, I launched my part of the government’s Project Ireland 2040 -‘Linking people and places’, which will see investment of almost €25billion in our transport, tourism and sport infrastructure over the next 10 years.

"€8.6 billion of this investment is specifically for public transport. We are planning major investment in programmes such as BusConnects which will involve a complete redesign of our Dublin Area Bus Network and 16 core bus corridors.


"The opening of the new bus depot today marks the next step in the bus market opening process. Introducing competitive tendering into the market encourages everybody to focus on their customer’s needs and we must place passengers at the centre of our public transport policy. It also encourages innovation and improvements to service quality.

"I am therefore delighted to welcome Go Ahead into the Irish market and the creation of 425 local jobs and an €8.5 million investment in its operation."