Tom Wiseman(above right) has moved to Clontarf
Depot Maintenance Dept . Tom started his career with 'CIE' as an apprentice mechanic in the CIE
Road Freight section in Drogheda. In 1982 Tom went to Clontarf Bus Garage as a fully qualified mechanic where he spent 6 enjoyable
years. He 'transferred' (no fee involved ) to Donnybrook Dublin
Bus Garage in 1988 and after 11 years of service in Donnybrook, Tom got promoted to Shift Foreman. In 2000 he became Maintenance
Controller, another promotion. ( Is there no end to these promotions?...).
This year (2005), Tom got promoted to senior Foreman in Conyngham Road Garage, or 'TEAM CONYNGHAM ROAD DEPOT', as we
like to be known as!!!
We wish Tom every success
in his new job and we can ensure Tom that he will get our full support in his new surroundings.
Tom lives in Ashbourne but with his trusty motorcycle Tom covers the
long journey with ease and within the speed limit too. The reason I mention that is because Tom's other passion is Formula
1 motor racing so we wouldn't like people to think that Tom is a speed merchant...okay! We welcome Tom very much
to our team.
By the way, we wish Martin Armstrong,
(our previous Dock Foreman), best wishes in his new position at Dublin Bus Summerhill Garage.
|Mr Harry Byrne - Fleet Shunter and all-rounder
Paul Maguire ( above left ) became Maintenance Controller in 2005. Paul
had worked as a mechanic in Conyngham Road before transferring to Dublin Bus's new garage at Harristown, North Dublin in November
2004. We welcome Paul back to our team and wish him well in his new position. Paul gives each bus a thorough inspection on
a regular basis as safety is Paul's and, indeed, everyones priority.Paul is presently (2009) with the Technical Department
with Dublin Bus and may be moving to that department permanently. Best wishes to Paul from Team Conyngham Road.
Harry Byrne ( above right ) is one
of three Shunters in Conyngham Road garage. Madeleine and Jarek are the two others. Both Harry and Madeleine are from North
Dublin whilst Jarek is from Northern Poland. They can drive anything with wheels be it a forklift truck or an Artic truck.
They also attend breakdowns of buses when they occur with a complaint that requires the bus to be brought back to the garage
safely.They are also involved in maintenance work as the need arises. They carry out the important function of maintaining
the bus yard's fleet management as with so many buses in an often confined space, safety first is the motto, and Harry, Madeleine
and Jarek ensure buses are arranged so as drivers can safely remove their bus for their particular duty.
Foreman Peter Bramble ( below right ) is one of several Foremen at Conyngham
Road that ensure the fleet of buses for road service is available to meet the requirements of the Traffic Department. Since
7th June 2005 'Team Conyngham Road Depot' have introduced a route allocation system that gives each bus route its own specific
fleet of buses. Peter was instrumental in introducing this new system and with the dedicated support of his colleagues in
the Maintenance Division, Peter ensures we have the RIGHT BUSES - RIGHT ROUTE - ON TIME system working day in day out.
|Foreman Mr Peter Bramble outside his office
|Pat O'Neill - One of the 'Lead-Hands'
Pat O'Neill (pictured
above left) was a 'lead-hand' mechanic in the maintenance department. Pat spends some of his time at the computer keeping
records of all the work carried out in the department. Of course, when not taking over some of the duties of a foreman, Pat
is busy repairing buses and, need I say, ensuring the safety of the buses is paramount. Pat is an affable type of guy
and is well liked by his peers. Pat has now moved to AUSTRALIA where he will no doubt be a huge success as a mechanic/engineer. Best wishes to Pat and his partner on their
new life down under.