GT81 (132-D-1714) was delivered to Dublin Bus in early July 2013 to allow assessment of some new modifications compared to the 2012 batch. Click on the GT81 fleet plate opposite for some pictures > > >
November 2013: Student and Rambler tickets migrate onto Leap Card. Daily and weekly Dublin Bus fare-capping also introduced on Leap Card.
June 2013: Proposed Garage allocations for GTs 81-160 as follows: GT81-100 for Donnybrook (20), GT101-113 for Ringsend (13), GT114-119 for Clontarf (6), GT120-127 for Conyngham Road (8), GT128-142 for Harristown (15), GT143-160 for Phibsboro (18).
June 2013: Dublin Bus GTs delivered from 2013 will have tree-fenders fitted. Other bus types to be assessed for retro-fitting.
June 2013: Delivery of the second batch of new GTs (81-160) for Dublin Bus scheduled to commence mid-July 2013. Routes originally proposed to be converted to GT operation during 2013 were 9, 11, 31, 31A, 31B, 32, 32X, 49, 54A, 56A, 68, 68A, 69, 69X, 114 and 140. Some changes to these proposals may occur according to company requirements.
April 2013: Migration of Student commuter tickets to Leap Card operation scheduled for Autumn 2013.
April 2013: Testing of a Phase 2 functionality to allow fare-capping on Leap Cards begins on Dublin Bus.
February 2013: A new order of approximately 80 GT buses is earmarked to be made for Dublin Bus in 2013, subject to approval and funding from the National Transport Authority.
January 2013: Next-stop audio announcements introduced on Dublin Bus Route 151 GT type buses.
January 2013: Dublin Bus website feature to be launched allowing input of boarding and alighting stops to display the appropriate cash or Leap fare. (implemented March 2013)