Dublin Bus becomes one person operated and the 46A route shows off the company's new logo.

The 46a bus to Dun Laoghaire became the first bus route to operate the new logo. The design is based on the 13th century Dublin seal depicting a castle of three watch towers surrounding one of the gates in the medieval wall. Dublin Bus is creating a new identity under the umbrella of the holding company CIE.

It wasn't just a new logo on the buses today as the double-decker fleet out of Donnybrook station all became one man operated. Passengers along the 110-stop route will now pay their fare as they enter the bus. 

Driver Martin Mahony was welcomed in Dun Laoghaire by Eoin Hammond, Chairman of the Borough Council and by the President of the Chamber of Commerce Ted Magee. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 21 June 1997. The reporter is Carroll McHugh.