Dublin Bus marks its 30th anniversary

Drivers have been recalling their best experiences to mark the occasion

Dublin Bus marks its 30th anniversary

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Dublin Bus are celebrating 30 years of service today.

After three decades in operation, Dublin Bus carried an estimated 125.3 million passengers last year - making it by far the busiest public transport provider in the country.

The company has launched a special book to mark its anniversary, filled with stories from drivers throughout the years.

Des O'Toole - who joined the company in 1975, before it became a separate subsidiary of the wider CIE group in 1987 - today remembered one of his fondest memories of the job.

He recalled: "[When] Queen came to Slane, and we did the Slane bus. There were so many passengers, and I had a big ghetto blaster.

"I put a Queen tape on it, and put it down by the microphone. They sang all the way back - there wasn't a word out of them, just singing all the way."

He also explained the story of one customer in particular - Ethel from Bray: