Dublin Bus launch Nitelink, a late night bus service to ferry commuters home from the city centre.

Dublin Bus launches Nitelink a new after midnight bus services in the capital aimed at bringing Christmas revellers home from the city centre. The service runs from 6 December to 4 January apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephen's Day.

There will be four services each night with buses leaving on the hour, every hour until 3am. As Nitelink is an express service, passengers may only board the buses at the city centre termini although they may disembark at designated points along the route home. The buses will return to the city centre without passengers.

All Nitelink services will depart from College Street, D'Olier Street and Westmorland Street. Nitelink buses are scheduled to travel to 12 destinations in total. On the north side these are: Lucan, Blakestown, Finglas, Swords, Donaghmede and Howth. The southside destinations are: Clondalkin, Tallaght, Templeogue, Ballinteer, Kill of the Grange and Dún Laoghaire.

A flat fare of £2 per person will apply irrespective of how long or short the journey. Nitelink passengers are expected to pre-purchase their ticket at a special ticket sales bus in Westmoreland Street.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 December 1991. The reporter is Kevin McDonald.