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When did Dublin buses turn yellow? I thought they looked better when they were green.
The buses have changed colour many times over the years. When Dublin Bus was formally set up in 1987 they were changed from the old CIE yellow to green. In 1993, the Dublin Bus brand was changed to white with some 'imp' buses painted yellow and red. In 1998, everything changed again and buses were painted blue and cream, with orange relief. Five years later, in 2003, yellow and blue came in. In early 2008 the minister ordered that they be changed again. The Dublin Transport Authority due to start work in 2009, will be tasked with creating a single brand for all public transport in Dublin. The recession and cutbacks may knock that on the head.
I certainly hope the "recession and cutbacks may knock that on the head" as Dublin Bus just saw fit to lay off 10% of the workforce!
I remember the disgusting old CIE yellow/orange/puke colour. I thought the green buses looked good, and gave Dublin a distinctive look (in the same way as red buses do for London). These days I usually take the Luas when in Dublin, which I guess is why I never noticed the colour change.
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