A GREENER IRISH JOURNEY

Up to 1,400 electric range hybrid and pure electric double-deckers are set to be introduced into the cities of the Republic of Ireland, starting with 100 electric range Enviro400ERs for Dublin and Galway which are in a new green and yellow livery to be adopted gradually across all of the 26 counties

Two Falkirk-built vehicles for Bus Éireann in Galway. The one on the right has a yellow entrance door reminiscent of a practice in London in the 1970s and 1980s. 
DARREN HALL
One of the Scarborough-built Enviro400ERs for Dublin Bus.
DARREN HALL
Provision of a T-shaped advertising panel means that the staircase is not glazed.
DARREN HALL

Transport for Ireland — the republic’s national transport authority — has stopped buying pure diesel urban buses. Early last year, it announced its first framework agreement to buy up to 600 electric range hybrid double-deckers and shortly before Christmas set out plans for 800 pure electrics. 

The hybrids — the first volume order for them in the 26 counties — are coming from Alexander Dennis, ending over 30 years of the state-owned operators’ purchase of Volvo double-deckers and a dozen of specifying them with bodywork by Wrightbus. 

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