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Bus & Coach 2004

The weekend of 20/21 November saw the bi-annual Bus & Coach trade show take place in the RDS in Dublin. Buses In Ireland went along to see what was on offer. My aplogies for the quality of some photos but this was due to my camera not really liking the lighting conditions. Each page may take some time to download depending on your connection speed.

Above: Brian Noone's stand had many buses on show including the Beulas Cygnus Coach

Below: Another bus on his stand was this Wing bodied Mercedes O814 minibus. The O814 chassis is the same as Dublin Bus' MV class

Above: Also on his stand was a MAN Mago 2 coach

Below: A familiar sight on Irish roads these days is the Noge bodied MAN coach in CIE Tours colours. Also at Brian Noone's stand

Below: Donegal based bodybuilders Eurocoach were also on hand showing their new models. They are all based on Mercedes chassis. This is the Loxia model.

Above: Eurocach's LX29 model

Below: Eurocoach's LX33 model. Note the sign in the windscreen saying this bus has been sold St.Margaret's Travel of Hertfordshire in England

Below: Scania were also present with some of their models. This being the current Irizar model (similar to Bus Éireann's SC class)

Above: Scania's City single decker

Below: Scania Irizar PB coach . ProBus of Kerry have several and Bus Éireann have ordered 30 of these for 2005. This particular bus though is on its way to Wharton's of Cavan

Above: Barton's Coaches had a stand. This is an DAF SB4000 with Van Hool bodywork

Below: Also at Barton's stand was a DAF SB4000 with MarcoPolo bodywork

Below: Dealers Moseley were on hand with the tri-axle Van Hool coach

Above: Moseley also had a Bova Futura coach on display

Below: Wrightbus of Ballymena showed off their new Commuter low-floor single deck based on the Volvo B7RLE chassis for use on short distance commuter services. The wheelchair space is just inside the door and the rest of the seating is raised above the level of the entrance giving luggage space underneath like a coach

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