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A journey undertaken on the City Tour on 2nd June 2013.
The City Tour has been around for approximately 25 years, being as old as Dublin Bus itself. It is also one of the more frequent routes in the city, operating approximately every ten minutes, and takes buses down roads that are normally served by regular bus routes. Also, since its inception, it has become home to buses and bus types that otherwise have been withdrawn. Last December saw the end of the Olympians in regular service with RV 560's last journey on the 16, but RHs and RAs are still in service on the City Tour. With the arrival of newer, but still 13 years old, AVs, the Olympian days within Dublin Bus are well and truly numbered.
I did the tour on 2nd June 2013 on board AV 116, a former Summerhill Airlink bus. The weather started off nice and sunny, but as soon as the southside was reached the clouds appeared. This was my first time on the tour and therefore the first time I travelled by bus through the Guinness complex, Kilmainham or Smithfield. Sadly due to the heavy traffic visiting the Bloom show, the tour did not go into the Phoenix Park.
At a later date I will have to do the Coastal Tours and redo the Ghost Bus.