70 new buses which are being introduced as part of Dublin Bus’ Fleet Replacement Programme began arriving in September and are now all in service. A total of €23.8m was received from the National Transport Authority (NTA) through the government’s capital programme for this investment. The funding covered the purchase of 65 buses, while Dublin Bus contributed €1.8m for the remaining 5 in the fleet.
The new fully accessible fleet offer amazing new features that not only enhance the journey experience for both drivers and customers, but also continue to promote an environmentally friendly Dublin Bus. The introduction of a wheelchair space with separate space for a child’s buggy is a welcome addition for families and wheelchair users alike.
These new replacement vehicles are the most environmentally friendly to date. They meet “Euro 6” emission standards, consume less fuel and are quieter – ensuring the whole community will benefit from their arrival. It is a further step for Dublin Bus in their commitment to providing a sustainable transport service.
The buses will see a reduction in weight of both chassis and body, which will result in additional standing capacity and better fuel consumption. LED interior lighting and wireless bell pushes have been introduced to reduce weight, lower energy consumption, and increase reliability.