Fly Past the city traffic to/from Dublin Airport
Aerdart is a private bus company which was established in early 2001 through a partnership between two senior directors of the Irish based Crosson Motor Group, and Metroline plc, a significant player in the UK bus industry and a wholly owned subsidiary of the DelGro Corporation.
The Crosson Motor Group www.crossoncars.ie has a turnover of IR£30m and employs 100 people, and has been involved in bus operations in Ireland since 1950.
"Launch of Aerdart at Pearse Station"
Left to right: Allen Parker - Managing Director Aerdart; Mary O'Rourke,
T.D. - Minister for Public Enterprise and John Lynch - Chairman of CIE.
Metroline plc www.metroline.co.uk is a major player in the regulated London bus market, employing 2,500 staff, operating 84 services covering over 30 million miles and carrying 163 million passengers annually. Metroline plc also own Scottish Citylink Coaches www.citylink.co.uk , the leading brand for scheduled long distance coach services in Scotland. DelGro Corporation www.delgro.com.sg is a focussed land transport group providing bus, taxi and car rental services with operations in Singapore, China, Malaysia and UK. DelGro was also awarded the tender to operate and maintain one MRT and two LRT lines in Singapore which will be operational in 2002.
"Official Launch of the Aerdart service 1st August 2001"
Left to right: George Corri - Aerdart Driver; Mary O'Rourke, T.D. - Minister for Public Enterprise; Allen Parker - Managing Director Aerdart; Boon Ong Leong -Delgro Corporation;
Michael Murphy - Manager Suburban Rail
Aerdart commenced operation of its first scheduled service during April 2001. The new 'Aerdart' service provides a vital new public transport link connecting Dublin Airport to Dublin's DART, eastern and national rail network, with a quality, high frequency shuttle bus service, 18 hours a day, seven days a week. In December, 2001 Aerdart also commenced operation of the Aer Lingus staff shuttle bus service at Dublin Airport. Aerdart currnetly has a fleet of seven new low floor 10.7 metre Dennis Dart buses.
Aerdart's aim is to play a significant role in the provision of quality public transport services in Ireland. The considerable range of knowledge, experience and resources that all parties bring to this partnership place us in an ideal position to achieve this goal.