***SEE OUR NEW BUS DESIGN BELOW***Conyngham Road Depot is situated
between the River Liffey and the Phoenix Park in Dublin. It is also very close to Heuston Train Station. The bus routes
that operate from Conyngham Road are the 51's, 68's, 69's, 76's, 78's, 79's (NEW 79A ROUTE
TO PARKWEST FROM 17th JULY 2005), 92's, *NEW ROUTE* 151's and
the 210's. Harristown is the new Dublin Bus garage that opened on 31st October 2004.
The company moved the 66/26 and 67 routes to Phibsboro Garage as part of the reorganisation of routes when Harristown
opened. Routes 25/25A moved to Phibsboro Garage in early 2007. The new route 151 NOW operates from
the Docklands (part of the IFSC) off the North Quays past the Point Depot and around the back. It travels through Dolphin's
Barn, Crumlin, Walkinstown (Long Mile Road), Clondalkin, Lucan (Griffeen Road) and terminates at the Train Station in
Adamstown, just after Grange Castle Business Park.
I know Conyngham Road is a popular depot, but now we are having the Dublin Bus Tours visit the depot
as well. I hope the drivers are telling our visitors just how hard we work as a team in Conyngham Road. I mean, let's face
it, it looks like we are as popular on the tours now as President McAleese living in the Phoenix Park opposite. Ah, fame at
The photographs (below) are the first photographs, (courtesy of Team Conyngham Road's SIPTU Dublin Bus Branch
Representative Graham Cleary), of the new type buses purchased by Dublin Bus and soon coming to a Dublin Bus Depot
near you in late 2007. Graham and his colleagues went to Scotland recently to oversee the delivery schedule of the new buses.
As you can see from the photographs, the new buses are an excellent choice for Dublin Bus as we continually aim to improve
our services and comfort to our valued and loyal customers.
The webmaster for this local initiative Dublin Bus website is Paddy Downey. Paddy
has a BA Degree from the National College of Ireland and an MA Degree from Keele University in England. His main subjects
studied were Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. Paddy is delighted with the response from visitors to the
website and thanks all the participants for making the site such a success. As it is a local initiative website Paddy is still
eager to hear from staff who wish to be part of the site. You can get Paddy in the garage on week days or to phone or
send email to Paddy - go to the "Contact Us" page.
Inspector Peter Casey, (below
right), in his safety garb looking in pensive mood as he comtemplates what to do after this photographer is finished
wasting Peter's time. But seriously, Peter is the well-known 'Logo King' of Conyngham Road Depot after his extraordinary
contribution to the 2006 QCA Committee where his safety logo ended up on special pens and on one of the flags flying above
the Depot. Peter is also an excellent member of the Inspector grade in the Depot. His excellent customer skills are put to
the test daily and he passes this test with consummate ease.
The picture, below, shows
Depot Inspector Mr Paddy McDonough hard at work at his desk, (or checking his lotto numbers). Paddy is one of several Depot
Inspectors who arrange the daily work duties of the drivers and who also deal with any enquiries from drivers and the public
either by telephone or at the garage. There are several other jobs to do in the Depot that keeps Paddy and his fellow Inspectors
busy. The daily work rosters are arranged by the Inspectors for over 250 drivers.There is a lot of computer work that
goes into making the Depot Inspectors day very busy.
The picture, right, shows Inspector Dessie Dunne hard
at work in the Depot Operations room. Dessie HAS NOW RETIRED (2006) AND WE WISH HIM EVERY HAPPINESS AND GOOD HEALTH IN HIS
RETIREMENT.Needless to say, he will be badly missed.
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