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A journey undertaken on route 151 on the 19th July 2014.
After trying to catch DM1 on the 9, it was then time to chase DM2. This is the second demonstrator from Wrights and is an electric-hybrid, the first one in Dublin since WH 1. It was allocated to Conyngham Road Garage where it entered service on the 151.My luck with DM2 was the same as DM1. The 151 is part of the Celtic Tiger routes created in 2007, along with the 128 and 140. Initially it ran from the new Docklands railway station to the railway station in Adamstown in West Dublin near Lucan. The Docklands area during the Celtic Tige era underwent a transformation, going from an industrial area to one filled with apartment blocks and offices. Adamstown was a 'new town' built in West Dublin to serve an expanding population. However, due to the economic collapse the full development was never completed. The route in 2010 was altered thorugh Network Direct and the terminus was moved from Adamstown to Foxborough which was sort of a shortening of the route. When tn the plan was announced in 2010 Kishogue Railway Station was the new terminus which is close to Foxborough but this station has never opened which is why the current terminus is in use. The route runs from Docklands through the City Centre over the new Rosie Hackett Bridge and out to Dolphin's Barn. It then takes the direct route along the Crumlin Road, Drimnagh Road and Long Mile Road crossing the Naas Road and onto the New Nangor Road. Along ths long stretch it passes the entrance to Park West Business Park, as well as near the village of Clondalkin before passing through Grange Castle Industrial Estate (which is also the terminus of the 13). From there it is onto the Outer Ring Road, passing Kishogue Station before terminating on Balgaddy Road in Foxborough. Interchange is provided there with the 25A and 25B, the latter now the bus route to Adamstown. The 151 is not a very exciting bus route, taking the direct routing to its destination along long bland roads. I suppose it does what it does without fuss. On the day I travelled on GT 26.