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RA Class

In May 1994 Dublin Bus took delivery of 20 Volvo Olympian YN2RC16Z4s (RA 176-195) bodied by Alexander of Belfast and have Cummins L10-215 engines and ZF4HP500/VoithD863.3 fully automatic transmission with integral retarder. In 1995 RA196-255 were delivered and in 1996 RA256-325 were delivered. RA234 was destroyed in a fire in February 2000 and RA309 also in September 2001. RA216-219, RA246-247, RA249-251 and RA260 have been converted to open-top sightseeing tour buses which allowed the withdrawl of remaining Van Hool Atlanteans on sightseeing tours.

Many of the RAs entered service in Cityswift livery although some did enter service in the two-tone green livery of that day but have been repainted in the blue&cream livery.

Below: RA293 on Eden Quay on route 77 to Jobstown on Monday 21 April 2003.