Quick-Pic: Red on White. (05/Feb/2012)

London’s bus operations kept going for the most part with minimal disruption following a snowfall that saw up to a third if flights cancelled at Heathrow.

Main routes were kept clear by TFL’s gritters as seen here at Hatton Cross.



Snow continues in Dublin

Snow at Ballinteer, south Dublin.

Snow at Ballinteer, south Dublin.

Heavy snow that fell in Dublin yesterday resulted in the closure of the Airport, and disruption to many bus routes, particularly in south and southwest Dublin and Co. Wicklow.

The snow has remained on the ground, but with roads now cleared, only the mountain services 44B and 65 are curtailed.

Route 44b
Is operating to Johnny Fox’s Pub.

Route 65
Is operating to Blessington and Ballymore Eustace. Ballyknockan are not being served.

Dublin Bus battles on through snow

A Dublin Bus at Cherrywood, in South County Dublin, on Tue 3rd Feb 2009

A Dublin Bus at Cherrywood, in South County Dublin, on Tue 3rd Feb 2009

DUBLIN BUS is continuing to run most services despite sub-zero tempratures and blizzard conditions in south and west Dublin this evening, although traffic and weather conditions are playing havoc with journey times and schedules.

Some services to outlying areas have had to be curtailed, including the 44 to Enniskerry (stopping at Kilternan) the 44B (not running to Glencullen), the 15B (curtailed at Anne Devlin Park) 16 (not serving Grange Road or Ballinteer), the 65 (curtailed at Tallaght) and buses along the N4 which are not calling in to Lucan Village.


To celebrate the 12th anniversary of the founding of the site, every day during November I’ll be bringing you one of my favourite photos from the past 12 years.

RV490 in February 2001 (this size only)

RV490 in February 2001

This photo is not up to my normal standard technically – it was taken with a very low quality digital camera. However, it’s still a photo that I enjoy as it reminds me of a specific morning in early 2001.

A sudden cold snap in February of that year saw snow in the suburbs over several days, causing some disruption to transport, particularly on the first morning.

The picture shows RV490 on Ballinteer Road at around 0930 – I had boarded this bus on Broadford Road at about 0810, and it had taken an hour and twenty minutes just to get this far. By this time, there was no possible way that I was going to be in work on time, so I phoned work, then got off the bus and walked back home.

The snow stayed for a few days, and then melted away, and the traffic was only really bad on that first morning. It should be noted that traffic around Ballinteer and Dundrum was far worse in those days than it is now – it would routinely take up to 50 minutes to reach Taney Cross from Ballinteer, as there was no Wyckham Way or M50 extension, and all traffic was routed through the crossroads at Dundrum Village.