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Unread 27-10-2011, 20:49   #1
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Default Grand Canal Dock - Sydney Parade reopens 8/11/2011

It appears that the damage to the bridge at Lansdowne Rd is worse than first thought

No service Pearse - Dun Laoghaire until further notice.

We are expecting some improvement on that (i.e Grand Canal Dock - Booterstown closed) but we have to wait and see on details.

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Default [27/10/2011] - [?] Pearse-Dun Laoghaire closed

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Southside DART & Rosslare disruption: No trains operating Pearse to Dun Laoghaire by Corporate Communications

21.30hrs, Thursday 27th October

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that there is serious disruption to southside DART services and Rosslare / Gorey rail services.

The line is closed between Pearse and Dun Laoghaire due to flood damage to a bridge south of Lansdowne Road Station.

Services affected are:

DART: DART services will operate Howth/Malahide to Pearse, and Dun Laoghaire to Bray/Greystones. There will be no DART service between Pearse and Dun Laoghaire. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers affected.

Rosslare/Gorey: Rosslare and Gorey services will operate Rosslare/Gorey to Bray, with bus transfers between Bray and Dublin Connolly.

Other commuter: Other commuter services which operate from Drogheda or Maynooth to Dun Laoghaire and Bray will now only operate from Drogheda/Maynooth to Pearse. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers travelling south of Pearse.



The length of time this disruption will continue for is currently being assessed. However, it will be for a number of days at least.

More detailed service information will be provided as soon as possible.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.

Some safety concerns should be expressed here- that bridge has had thousands of people over it since the flood water subsided.

Shockingly abrupt notice too- was the problem only discovered now?

Also, no notice of how this will affect the weekend services, seeing as they were already curtailed to Clontaf Rd northbound. A shuttle Pearse-Clontarf Rd and back I guess.

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Closure is now Sydney Parade - Grand Canal Dock as we more or less guessed a while ago

Expect a train every 20-30 minutes Bray - Sydney Parade, 50% of trains will be on the wrong platforms in both directions from Sydney Parade as far as Salthill as this is the only way to get this to work out

Full or close to full DART service on northside to Grand Canal Dock station.

All Maynooth/Northern line trains which terminate south of Pearse will terminate at Pearse

Rosslare line bus transfers to/from Bray

Dublin Bus will accept all rail tickets and rail smartcards on southside
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http://irishrail.ie/news_centre/travel_alerts.asp?action=view&news_id=1226
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Southside DART & Rosslare disruption: No trains operating Grand Canal Dock to Sydney Parade by Corporate Communications


Friday 28th October

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that there is serious disruption to southside DART services and Rosslare / Gorey rail services.

The line is closed between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade due to flood damage in the vicinity of a bridge pier at the Dodder Bridge, to the south end of Lansdowne Road Station.

Services affected are:

DART: DART services will operate Howth/Malahide to Grand Canal Dock, and from Sydney Parade to Bray/Greystones (note Southside service will be reduced in frequency, approx every 30 minutes - full information will be updated as soon as possible). There will be no DART service between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers affected.

Rosslare/Gorey: Rosslare and Gorey services will operate Rosslare/Gorey to Bray, with bus transfers between Bray and Dublin Connolly.

Other commuter: Other commuter services which operate from Drogheda or Maynooth to Dun Laoghaire and Bray will now only operate from Drogheda/Maynooth to Pearse. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers travelling south of Pearse.

The length of time this disruption will continue for is currently being assessed. However, it will be for a number of days at least.

More detailed service information will be provided as soon as possible.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.


Bridge and damage

The line has been closed due to damage to the ground in the vicinity of a pier on the Dodder Bridge at the south end of Lansdowne Road Station.

This area was flooded on Monday of this week, during the torrential rainfall in the Dublin area.

At least two large trees which fell were swept downstream by the River Dodder and were lodged under the bridge, causing debris to build up at and under the bridge.

The bridge is a single span structure, and as part of new safety protocols adopted following the investigations into the Malahide Viaduct accident in 2009, a detailed inspection is automatically carried out of structures affected by a major flood event as soon as possible.

This inspection carried out by divers, has shown this evening damage to the ground in the vicinity of a support pier of the bridge, as a result of this week's flood. No such damage was present at its previous underwater inspection in October 2010.

When this was reported this evening, Iarnród Éireann closed the structure as a precautionary measure, to allow repair works to be carried out.

A remedial works programme to repair the flood damage is now being devised, and this will confirm timescales for this disruption.
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Will be a challenging operating environment tomorrow. Southside arrangements will be complicated by the continuing absence of crossovers at Merrion which means that every 2nd train will have to operate on the "wrong line" northbound from Dun Laoghaire or southbound from Sydney Parade. In other words a northbound train from Dun Laoghaire will have to return from Sydney Parade on the same line as it travels to Sydney Parade. It should be possible to maintain a half-hourly Greystones to Sydney Parade service adhering to the published schedules. All other services north of Bray will preumeably be cancelled.

Running the normal northern and Maynooth services to Pearse/Grand Canal Dock will be somewhat of a challenge, although operating the DART to Grand Canal Dock and the outer suburban services to Pearse should mitigate the congestion somewhat. A spare DART driver at Grand Canal Dock to speed up reversing movements would be of considerable assistance as it will be necessary for trains to run south of Grand Canal Dock in order to obtain normal running signals for return northbound departure. Any other method of operation is likely to cause near terminal congestion and collapse the peak period service.
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Default Bus Options to city

Bray
=> 145/84

Shankill-Glasthule
=> 7/59 (change at DL)

Dun Laoghaire
=> 46a/7

Salthill - City
=> 4/7/8

Crazy alternatives => 63 bus from Dun Laoghaire via Deansgrange to Ballyoggan Wood Luas stop.

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Best strategy if heading north to the city centre: Try to travel off peak. Travel as far as you can on DART and then change to bus. Purchase return or multi-day tickets if possible. Have your ticket(s) / money ready to hand before arriving at the train station / bus stop.

If paying on the bus, please have the correct change ready, bank notes are not accepted. Only single tickets are available on the bus. However, Dublin Bus ticket agents: http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Fares--Ti...Ticket-Agents/ stock a variety of multi-day day tickets (1, 3, 5, 30 days - days used need not be consecutive) and Travel 90 tickets (10 Journey Travel 90 Adult €19, each ticket valid on any number of buses, once the last boarding is within 90 minutes of the first boarding with that ticket).

Note that not all of the bus services below serve the relevant train station. The relevant maps can be found by clicking on the route numbers here: http://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/ Bus services that do not operate north of Dún Laoghaire are not listed.

From Kilcoole
84 Towards Cherrywood Luas and UCD
84x Towards City Centre (Eden Quay) - limited number of departures per day, semi-express service.

From Greystones:
84 Towards Cherrywood Luas and UCD
84x Towards City Centre (Eden Quay) - limited number of departures per day, semi-express service.

From Bray:
45 Towards City Centre (Merrion Square)
84 Towards Cherrywood Luas and UCD
84x Towards City Centre (Eden Quay) - limited number of departures per day, semi-express service. Serves Bray Southern Cross, not Bray town centre.
145 Towards City Centre and Heuston Rail Station

From Shankill:
7b Towards UCD and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
45 Towards City Centre (Merrion Square)
84 Towards Cherrywood Luas and UCD
145 Towards City Centre and Heuston Rail Station

From Killiney:
7 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
7b Towards UCD and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day

From Dalkey:
7d Towards Donnybrook and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
8 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
59 Towards Dún Laoghaire ONLY

From Glenageary:
7d Towards Donnybrook and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
8 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
59 Towards Dún Laoghaire ONLY

From Sandycove & Glasthule:
7 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
7d Towards Donnybrook and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
45a Towards Dun Laoghaire (DART Station) ONLY
59 Towards Dun Laoghaire ONLY
111 Towards Dun Laoghaire ONLY

From Dún Laoghaire
7 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
46a Towards UCD, City Centre and Phoenix Park
63 Towards Carrickmines Luas, Ballyogan Luas and Kilternan
75 Towards Stillorgan, Dundrum Luas and Tallaght (The Square)

From Salthill & Monkstown:
7 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
8 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day

From Seapoint:
4 Towards Ballsbridge, City Centre and Harristown
7 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
8 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
45 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Merrion Square)

From Blackrock:
4 Towards Ballsbridge, City Centre and Harristown
7 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
8 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
17 Towards UCD, Dundrum Luas, Terenure and Rialto (connection nearby for Red Luas)
45 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Merrion Square)
46E Towards UCD and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
114 Towards Sandyford Luas and Ticknock

From Booterstown:
4 Towards Ballsbridge, City Centre and Harristown
7 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
8 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
17 Towards UCD, Dundrum Luas, Terenure and Rialto (connection nearby for Red Luas)
45 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Merrion Square)
46E Towards UCD and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
114 Towards Sandyford Luas and Ticknock

From Sydney Parade:
2 Towards Sandymount, Ringsend and City Centre (Parnell Square)
3 Towards Sandymount, Ringsend, City Centre and Larkhill
4 Towards Ballsbridge, City Centre and Harristown
7 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
8 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
45 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Merrion Square)
47 Towards Ballsbridge and City Centre (Pearse Street)

From Sandymount:
4 Towards Ballsbridge, City Centre and Harristown
7 Towards City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
8 Towards City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
18 Towards Ranelagh Luas, Kimmage, Kylemore Luas and Palmerston
27X Towards City Centre, Fairview and Clare Hall - limited number of departures per day
45 Towards City Centre (Merrion Square)
47 Towards City Centre (Pearse Street)
120 Towards City Centre and Ashtown Rail Station - limited number of departures per day

From Lansdowne Road:
4 Towards Ballsbridge, City Centre and Harristown
7 Towards City Centre (Mountjoy Square)
8 Towards City Centre (Mountjoy Square) - limited number of departures per day
18 Towards Ranelagh Luas, Kimmage, Kylemore Luas and Palmerston
27X Towards City Centre, Fairview and Clare Hall - limited number of departures per day
45 Towards City Centre (Merrion Square)
47 Towards City Centre (Pearse Street)
120 Towards City Centre and Ashtown Rail Station - limited number of departures per day
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http://irishrail.ie/news_centre/travel_alerts.asp?action=view&news_id=1226
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Southside DART & Rosslare disruption: No trains operating Grand Canal Dock to Sydney Parade by Corporate Communications

Friday 28th October, 06.30hrs

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that there is serious disruption to southside DART services and Rosslare / Gorey rail services.

The line is closed between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade due to flood damage in the vicinity of a bridge pier at the Dodder Bridge, to the south end of Lansdowne Road Station.

Services affected are:

DART: DART services will operate Howth/Malahide to Grand Canal Dock, and from Sydney Parade to Greystones (note Southside service will be reduced in frequency, operating every 30 minutes, to the scheduled Greystones DART timetable). There will be no DART service between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers affected.

Rosslare/Gorey: Rosslare and Gorey services will operate Rosslare/Gorey to Bray, with bus transfers between Bray and Dublin Connolly.

Other commuter: Other commuter services which operate from Drogheda or Maynooth to Dun Laoghaire and Bray will now only operate from Drogheda/Maynooth to Pearse. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers travelling south of Pearse.


The length of time this disruption will continue for is currently being assessed, and it is hoped to confirm this today. However, it will be for a number of days at least.

More detailed service information will be provided as soon as possible.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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Southside DART & Rosslare disruption: No trains operating Grand Canal Dock to Sydney Parade by Corporate Communications


Friday 28th October, 17.00hrs

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that there is serious disruption to southside DART services and Rosslare / Gorey rail services.

The line is closed between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade due to flood damage in the vicinity of a bridge pier at the Dodder Bridge, to the south end of Lansdowne Road Station.

Services affected are:

DART: DART services will operate Howth/Malahide to Grand Canal Dock, and from Sydney Parade to Greystones (note Southside service will be reduced in frequency, operating every 30 minutes, to the scheduled Greystones DART timetable). There will be no DART service between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers affected.

Rosslare/Gorey: Rosslare and Gorey services will operate Rosslare/Gorey to Bray, with bus transfers between Bray and Dublin Connolly.

Other commuter: Other commuter services which operate from Drogheda or Maynooth to Dun Laoghaire and Bray will now only operate from Drogheda/Maynooth to Pearse. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers travelling south of Pearse.



The length of time this disruption will continue for is currently being assessed, and it is hoped to confirm this today. However, it will be for a number of days at least.

More detailed service information will be provided as soon as possible.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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its looking like these works and resulting disruption could take up to a forthnight.

suppose it could be worse, imagine the disruption the scale of malahide viaduct collapse if nothing was to be done

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Southside DART & Rosslare disruption: No trains operating Grand Canal Dock to Sydney Parade by Corporate Communications

Friday 28th October, 18.15hrs

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that there is serious disruption to southside DART services and Rosslare / Gorey rail services.

The line is closed between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade due to flood damage in the vicinity of a bridge pier at the Dodder Bridge, to the south end of Lansdowne Road Station. The works to repair this damage, and resulting disruption, will continue for up to a fortnight.

Services affected are:

DART: DART services will operate Howth/Malahide to Grand Canal Dock, and from Sydney Parade to Greystones (note Southside service will be reduced in frequency, operating every 30 minutes, to the scheduled Greystones DART timetable). There will be no DART service between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers affected.

Rosslare/Gorey: Rosslare and Gorey services will operate Rosslare/Gorey to Bray, with bus transfers between Bray and Dublin Connolly.

Other commuter: Other commuter services which operate from Drogheda or Maynooth to Dun Laoghaire and Bray will now only operate from Drogheda/Maynooth to Pearse. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers travelling south of Pearse.



The length of time this disruption will continue for is currently being assessed, and it is hoped to confirm this today. However, it will be for a number of days at least.

More detailed service information will be provided as soon as possible.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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Reality is this is more disruptive than Malahide as there are a lot more passengers and trains involved plus there is no magic bullet solution. Malahide had the Port Tunnel which got the majority to work in a time little different than normal, no such luck on the southside
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There may be more trains over the Dodder bridge than over Malahide viaduct but peak traffic wouldn't be massively different as the northern commuter trains are still overloaded to a degree not typically seen on DART. Also daily revenue loss would be much less as the vast bulk of passengers crossing the Dodder are making short journeys commanding very modest fares.

In addition the duration of the disruption will be comparatively modest compared to Malahide.

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DART & Rosslare disruption: Southside flood repair works & planned works North of Connolly by Corporate Communications


Friday 28th October, 23.40hrs

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that there is serious disruption to southside DART services and Rosslare / Gorey rail services.

The line is closed between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade due to flood damage in the vicinity of a bridge pier at the Dodder Bridge, to the south end of Lansdowne Road Station. The works to repair this damage, and resulting disruption, will continue for up to a fortnight.

In addition, scheduled works north of Connolly Station at Ossory Road on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October will also affect rail service.


Service arrangements Sat 29th-Sun 30th October

Services affected on Saturday and Sunday are:

DART: DART services will operate Howth/Malahide to Clontarf Road on Saturday and Sunday, and from Sydney Parade to Greystones (note Southside service will be reduced in frequency, operating every 30 minutes, to the scheduled Greystones DART timetable).

There will be no DART service between Clontarf Road and Sydney Parade on Saturday and Sunday.

An hourly shuttle train service will operate between Clontarf Road and Connolly Stations. Customers may also avail of Dublin Bus scheduled services: 130 from Clontarf Road and 29A, 31, 31B, 32, 32B from Howth Road. Dublin Bus will accept all valid rail tickets on the above mentioned services.


Rosslare/Gorey: Rosslare and Gorey services will operate Rosslare/Gorey to Bray, with bus transfers between Bray and Dublin Connolly.

Dundalk and Drogheda services will operate with an amended timetable and will operate to and from Connolly Station only. Maynooth and M3 Parkway-Dublin services will operate with an amended timetable, and Drumcondra Station will be closed.


Other commuter: Commuter services which operate from Drogheda or Maynooth or M3 Parkway will operate from Drogheda/Maynooth/M3 Parkway to Connolly on Saturday and Sunday, with an amended timetable. Drumcondra Station will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Service arrangements Mon 31st October onwards

Services affected are:

DART: DART services will operate Howth/Malahide to Grand Canal Dock, and from Sydney Parade to Greystones (note Southside service will be reduced in frequency, operating every 30 minutes, to the scheduled Greystones DART timetable). There will be no DART service between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers affected.

Rosslare/Gorey: Rosslare and Gorey services will operate Rosslare/Gorey to Bray, with bus transfers between Bray and Dublin Connolly.

Other commuter: Other commuter services which operate from Drogheda or Maynooth to Dun Laoghaire and Bray will now only operate from Drogheda/Maynooth to Pearse. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers travelling south of Pearse.


The length of time this disruption will continue for is currently being assessed, and it is hoped to confirm this today. However, it will be for a number of days at least.

More detailed service information will be provided as soon as possible.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.


Dodder Bridge, Lansdowne Rd - bridge and damage: disruption expected to continue for up to a fortnight

The line has been closed due to damage to the ground in the vicinity of a pier on the Dodder Bridge at the south end of Lansdowne Road Station.

Our current assessment is that the repair works and disruption will be ongoing for up to a fortnight.

This area was flooded on Monday of this week (24th October), during the torrential rainfall in the Dublin area.

At least two large trees which fell were swept downstream by the River Dodder and were lodged under the bridge, causing debris to build up at and under the bridge.

The bridge is a single span structure, and as part of new safety protocols adopted following the investigations into the Malahide Viaduct accident in 2009, a detailed inspection is automatically carried out of structures affected by a major flood event as soon as possible.

This inspection carried out by divers, has shown this evening damage to the ground in the vicinity of a support pier of the bridge, as a result of this week's flood. No such damage was present at its previous underwater inspection in October 2009.

When this damage was reported on Thursday evening, Iarnród Éireann closed the structure as a precautionary measure, to allow repair works to be carried out.
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DART/Rosslare disruption: Southside flood repair work, line closed Grand Canal Dock to Sydney Parade by Corporate Communications


Monday 31st October, 11.00hrs

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that there is serious disruption to southside DART services and Rosslare / Gorey rail services.

The line is closed between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade due to flood damage in the vicinity of a bridge pier at the Dodder Bridge, to the south end of Lansdowne Road Station. The works to repair this damage, and resulting disruption, will continue for up to a fortnight (up to Friday 11th November current estimate).


Services affected are:

DART: DART services will operate Howth/Malahide to Grand Canal Dock, and from Sydney Parade to Greystones (note Southside service will be reduced in frequency, operating every 30 minutes, to the scheduled Greystones DART timetable). There will be no DART service between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers affected, on all southside routes to/from areas on the DART line south of Grand Canal Dock.

Rosslare/Gorey: Rosslare and Gorey services will operate Rosslare/Gorey to Bray, with bus transfers between Bray and Dublin Connolly.

Other commuter: Other commuter services which operate from Drogheda or Maynooth to Dun Laoghaire and Bray will now only operate from Drogheda/Maynooth to Pearse. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers travelling south of Pearse.


For full schedule information, please check our journey planner. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/timetables.asp


Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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Some details for buses including links to timetables and real-time info for the stops nearest stations http://www.railusers.ie/passenger_in...thside_bus.php
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Any word on replacement buses? Spoke to a few people at work on Sat, who all said they stood waiting for buses at RDS between 6-7pm. All gave up waiting and walked to town. I was amongst them, but I gave up after 30mins. Hope IE have learnt their lessons from Friday, and put a proper plan in place for the next 2 weeks...
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it's going to be some week, these buses can often be packed even with the DARTs running with people left behind.

don't forget the 47, it's often an underused route that serves ballsbridge, lansdowne goes as far as st vincents hospital, then heads towards ucd.

Another option for those heading towards blackrock, booterstown would be to get the 45 at merrion square just around the corner from pearse station. this is the first stop.

another option for those heading towards ballsbridge/lansdowne/rds area would be to get the 37/38/39/39a/70 to baggott street/Waterloo road. it's a five minute walk up to the o'briens sandwich bar kiosk. I've often done it myself.

hopefully it won't be too bad considering it's mid term week!
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If that is based on my list, it doesn't include services that only serve south of DL, seeing as they still have DART.
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it's going to be some week, these buses can often be packed even with the DARTs running with people left behind.

don't forget the 47, it's often an underused route that serves ballsbridge, lansdowne goes as far as st vincents hospital, then heads towards ucd.

Another option for those heading towards blackrock, booterstown would be to get the 45 at merrion square just around the corner from pearse station. this is the first stop.

another option for those heading towards ballsbridge/lansdowne/rds area would be to get the 37/38/39/39a/70 to baggott street/Waterloo road. it's a five minute walk up to the o'briens sandwich bar kiosk. I've often done it myself.

hopefully it won't be too bad considering it's mid term week!
Don't forget the 120 from Ashtown to Balsbridge at rush hour

DIT are off as well thankfully
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You thought it couldn't get any worse.......

Signal fault at Blackrock some trains terminating at dun laoghaire
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