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Dublin Bus - or less well known by the Irish language name Bus Átha Cliath - provides an extensive bus network of nearly 200 routes in the City of Dublin and the greater County Dublin area. Dublin Bus, established in 1987, is a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann. Dublin Bus provides radial, cross-city and peripheral routes; it has 3,123 staff and 1,020 buses (April 2001).
Dublin Bus operates a "Nitelink" service of approximately 24 routes overnight between Monday and Saturday, with the greatest service frequency being on Friday and Saturday nights - normal fares do not apply on Nitelink buses.
Since the opening of the Luas tram system Dublin Bus has lost approximately 30% of its passengers in adjacent Tallaght and Sandyford routes to the city center, as the tram system is seen as a more effective option to buses.
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