As part of the Network Direct review, the 11 was modified to run from Wadelai Park to Sandyford Industrial Estate. An original proposal saw it not running on the northside and terminating in the City Centre but this was changed and the Glasnevin leg was maintained. I had travelled further than Drumcondra on the 11 on the northside so I decided to cover the entire route on the 10th April 2013. One of the oddities of the 11 is it goes to Wadelai park, but no such place exists. The actual terminus is on St. Papin's Road. From there on a wet morning I got AX 535 to Sandyford Industrial Estate, a journey of just under an hour. Most of Sandyford stands as a monument to the collapse of the Celtic Tiger.
On Friday 12th April 2013 I returned to the 11 to get some more coverage of the route on the southside. Interestingly on that day I spotted the last ALX 400 in the Dublin Bus fleet on the route, AX 648, as well as VT 21. The latter worked in as a 116 and then returned from the city centre as an 11. This is a semi-regular turn.