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  • in reply to: info on old routes #1755

    LG MAN

    Try ‘Google’. Lol.

    in reply to: The old 47 bus route #3713

    LG MAN

    The original route 55 ran to Rathfarnham between 1934 & 1941 and generally complimented route 47 between the City & Rathfarnham, the only difference between the services was that the 47 ran via Kenilworth Square & Rathgar Ave but the 55 ran via Grosvenor Rd and turned right onto Rathgar Rd rejoining the 47 at Rathgar Cross. Amazingly, the 55 ran every 9 mins for most of the day with the last bus leaving the City at 5mins past Midnight!! It was withdrawn in 1941 due to the ‘Emergency’ with no replacement or increased service on the 47, one wonders were all the custom disappeared to!!. Another short lived service, the 57 (re-numbered from 74) also followed the 47 as far as Whitechurch before continuing on to the Pine Forest, this ran between 1939 & 1940 and ran every 30mins approx, it returned in 1950 as a summer only Sunday service but never returned again after that one stint. Interestingly, the original route 74 also ran to the Pine Forest between 1934 & 1938, not to remote from the current route 74 service.

    in reply to: Full list of DUTC routes…? #2163

    LG MAN

    Hadn’t realised it was 7 years since I posted some of the info above!!!.

    Anyways, regarding tram routes with suffixes, there was indeed a 19A tram which was basically a ‘short 19’ operating to Dolphins Barn from Glasnevin.

    Regarding the 50A, latest info I have is that this was operating to Drimnagh at least by early 1937(I have T/T to prove it)as was the 77 to Tallaght, it now seems that the 50A(Tallaght service) only ran for a short period in 1936 before been re-numbered 77. Dates published in books are in-correct.

    Also, the first DUTC bus routes (1920s) were also numbered in a clockwise fashion as followes :

    (The 47 & 48 are exceptions, most probably an error by some bod at DUTC).

    39 Blanchardstown/39A Clonsilla.

    40 Finglas.

    41 Swords/41A Walsh Rd.

    42 Coolock/42A Malahide.

    43 Killester/43A Marino.

    44 Clontarf.

    45 Blackrock.

    46 Stillorgan/46A Cbinteely.

    47 Whitechurch.

    48 Dundrum.

    48A Goatstown(basically the old 62 now route 11).

    49 Kimmage Cross Rds/49A Terenure.

    50 Crumlin/Terenure.

    51 Clondalkin.

    52 Oxmanstown Rd.

    Basically, after this the numbers were issued as bus companies were taken over regardless of destinations.

    By 1930 the 53 was to East Road but the 53A went to Knockmaroon (this was later re-numbered 82 and later still re-numbered 80).

    Why suffixed numbers were used in this way we dont know, the 2nd 53A went to Glasnevin (now part route 13).

    The last of these odditys (the 51A) was only withdrawn in 2009.

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