More routes go officially lowfloor

Dublin Bus announce more lowfloor accessible routes

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Dublin Bus has announced today (Friday 28th March 2008) the operation of the following routes as fully lowfloor accessible from next Monday:

8, 27b, 43, 50, 53, 54a, 56a, 83, 102, 111, 130 and 220

Most of these have in practice been lowfloor for a long time anyway, but a few may pose problems, as they have up to now seen fairly frequent all-day operation by older non-accessible Olympians (as in photo above).

The 50 and 56A at Ringsend have been mainly Olympian operated, and the garage has got no additional lowfloors, so they will have to take some off mixed routes such as the 77, and be more discplined in their vehicle to route allocation.

Likewise at Clontarf, where the 130 is only 50% lowfloor allocated at the moment.

It will be interesting to see how this one pans out over the next week, and any bus to route allocation changes as a result.

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