It will be the first of a series of 100 buses to take passengers on the Dublin to Belfast route from May 25-30, a bus that will take people to the heart of the city’s economy.
The bus, the first to be operated by a national carrier, will also be the last bus operated by any of the four private operators operating within the city.
It will replace a fleet of private buses, which were mothballed after the 2011 privatisation of the bus network.
It is the first time in a long time that the company that runs the bus is to run it.
The buses are owned by the Transport Management Agency of Ireland (TMAI), which runs the city and county.
The agency is the main provider of the buses for the city, which has an estimated 2,000 private bus drivers.
Dublin city council has been working with TMAI since 2014 to upgrade the city bus network, but it has been operating privately since 2014.
The first bus has been delivered to the city last month, but the full fleet of buses is still being assembled.
This will be followed by two more to be delivered in the coming weeks, including one to the airport.
Dublin City Council chief executive Michael McGrath said the buses will be ready to take commuters on their journey to Belfast by April 1.
“We’re in the final stages of building a new fleet of bus routes and the city is on track to meet its 2020 bus service target,” he said.
“The city will also meet the 2020 bus timetable by the end of next year.”
We will have a fleet up to 2020, and this is our first bus fleet to be built in Dublin.
“This new fleet will take the city to its 2020 target of 5,000 buses and will serve the greater Dublin area, which is one of the busiest in the country.”
The buses will bring a new level of convenience to commuters, who can take a break from their day-to-day lives and can return to their jobs and communities on the next bus.
“They will also ensure the city retains its competitive advantage over other parts of the country when it comes to bus network infrastructure, which includes improved network connectivity and reduced waiting times.”
Our goal is to deliver a fleet that meets our 2020 bus target of 6,000 bus journeys by the time we start running on the first route in 2020.
I believe the arrival of these buses will provide the city with a competitive advantage when it is time to assess and upgrade the existing fleet, which currently consists of two bus operators, the Irish National Bus Company, and the Dublin Bus Company,” he added.