Sunday 11 December 2016

1916 events: Dublin Bus at capacity - and extra train services planned

Published 26/03/2016 | 02:30

The Rising hit the streets of Galway this week, as one troupe of actors has been staging a series of rather clandestine performances to mark the centenary. Pictured is actor Sean Misteal whispering to Cliodhna O Donoghue, 8, from Ballycullen in Dublin in Ti Neachtain's Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes
The Rising hit the streets of Galway this week, as one troupe of actors has been staging a series of rather clandestine performances to mark the centenary. Pictured is actor Sean Misteal whispering to Cliodhna O Donoghue, 8, from Ballycullen in Dublin in Ti Neachtain's Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes
Work gets under way in preparation for the Rising events outside the GPO on O’Connell Street. Photo: Damien Eagers

Dublin Bus will be functioning at full capacity this weekend - with half a million passengers expected to use its services to attend centenary events in the absence of the Luas.

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The impending strike on Easter Sunday and Monday by Luas drivers will combine with restricted vehicle access into the city centre, and the closure of several key Dublinbikes stations, to make travel more difficult.

Dublin Bus said normal bus services would be available close to routes normally served by the Luas Red and Green lines.

Read more: Luas strike is now 'inevitable'

But many diversions will be in place across the city itself, and passengers are urged to check Dublinbus.ie for diverted routes.

Meanwhile, Irish Rail is putting on additional services to accommodate the large number of passengers using the Dart and commuter trains into the capital. There will be extra trains between 8.30am and 10.30am on Sunday and Monday as well as after Sunday's parade, starting at 2.30pm.

There will also be a revised Intercity service in the morning, and after the parade on Sunday.

Read more: Easter Rising commemorations: What you can do this weekend

However, the Docklands and Tara Street stations will be closed all weekend. Passengers are advised to check Irishrail.ie for more information.

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