Spreading this to Dublin Bus, I cannot help but wondering if both BE and DB need to look at whether some smaller, or perhaps not very busy routes, could be worked by things like an Optare Solo, or an E200. Certainly, tough negotiations with unions would be required. The plans for the remote end of the Dublin 84 group in 1988 came to nought. And the issues over the 120 to Cabra in 1993 led to a city wide strike. But, both firms need to look at how they can reduce the need for the public purse.