Orla Flynn and Michelle Sheridan have their dreams come true when they become bus conductors for a day.
If you are still doing the Dream Machine we would like to be conductoresses on the bus, we would be grateful if you could make our dream come true.
At Donnybrook Garage in Dublin, Orla Flynn and Michelle Sheridan are given caps and bags for their new role by Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) official Martin Duggan. The girls will be working in one of the new Bombardier buses alongside driver James Malone and conductor Elizabeth Kenny on the number 8 route to Dalkey.
James has been a bus driver for three years and he likes his job and does not mind having the repetitiveness of covering the same route. The girls take cash fares, check bus passes and help passengers with their baggage. When they reach their destination, the crew have to wait four minutes before they return to the City Centre via Dún Laoghaire.
Orla Flynn enjoyed the first leg of their journey.
It was very good, I enjoyed every minute of it.
The girls end their busy day on the bus with a visit to the canteen for a well earned cup of tea.
'The Dream Machine' was a segment of ‘Youngline’ which gave young viewers a chance write in and have their dreams come true. In other episodes of 'Youngline', viewers got the chance to try out being a vet, train driver and nurse for a day.
'Youngline' was a once weekly, half-hour magazine show for younger viewers. The first programme was broadcast on Tuesday, 23 November, 1976 from 5.30 to 6.00pm. Youngline continued until May 1984.
This episode of 'Youngline’ was broadcast on 5 October 1982.