Five things you need to know about driver action
Published 07/09/2016 | 02:30
More than 400,000 commuters will face travel chaos later this week as the first of six planned strikes by Dublin Bus is set to go ahead.
Here are the five things you need to know about the strike:
1 Dublin Bus services are to stop at 9pm tonight to allow the buses to be brought back to depots ahead of the strike action tomorrow and Friday.
2 Irish Rail said it will not be putting on any extra trains for the strike because they are already working to capacity.
3 Luas operator Transdev also said there were no more trams available to cope with the inevitable increase in demand.
4 Dublin City Council said all bus lanes will be in operation as usual for the use of Bus Éireann, Aircoach, private operators, and taxis. This is despite the AA calling on the Government to allow motorists to drive on the bus lanes "to alleviate the inconvenience" during the strike. There will be no reduction in eflow tolls as more drivers will be forced to take the M50.
5 Taxi service Uber is offering half-price fares to anyone who shares a taxi with colleagues or friends. A spokesperson said: "The more friends or colleagues you get to share your journey with you, the less cars on the road and the cheaper your commute will be."