Fifty years of Belfast Citybus this weekend

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Citybus standardised on the Alexander (Belfast)-bodied Bristol RE. One such vehicle, TOI 2306, was new in 1979. JOHN WILSON

Nick Larkin reports on an event marking four decades and a lot of change for one south-east operator

Half a century of Citybus in Belfast is being celebrated on Saturday 1 April. A gathering of historic and modern vehicles is taking place at Galwally House in the city from 1000 to 1700hrs. Buses will run regularly into Belfast, including a stop at Donegal Square South. There will also be displays of photos and memorabilia.

The event is being organised by Irish Transport Heritage. Spokesman John Wilson said: “We are expecting around 10 to 15 buses and it will be a great chance for Citybus employees past and present to meet up and share memories. We hope as many people as possible will come along and enjoy travelling on the buses.”


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