Commuter chaos: DART services resume - but with 45 minute delays
Published 24/10/2016 | 08:05
Commuters faced further delays this morning after DART lines were suspended and a crash was reported on the M50.
The Luas Red line was also experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes.
All services on the DART line were stopped due to fault affecting all level crossings.
The crossing fault was rectified but services were still experiencing delays later in the morning.
DUBLIN: Crash on M50 southbound at J5 Finglas in left lane, heavy traffic from M1 Interchange down past J7 Lucan. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) October 24, 2016
Dublin: Collision on M50 Southbound at junction 5 Finglas. Delays expected.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) October 24, 2016
Meanwhile, on the M50, the traffic was busy after an incident occurred southbound route at Junction 5 Finglas.
The incident was cleared but traffic on the southbound lane remained heavy for some time afterwards.
Today's Irish Independent is reporting that almost 159,000 vehicles are now using Dublin's M50 on a daily basis - up 6,300 on the same period of last year.
Rush hour traffic now lasts a full eight hours each day, with the morning peak 7am to 10am, and evening peak 3pm to 7pm.
Commuters are being forced to leave for work an hour earlier because there are so many cars, trucks and buses using the road.
Several incidents caused traffic chaos in the morning peak last week, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that the system is unable to cope.
New data from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) shows that every month there are 120 'incidents' including breakdowns. Of these, 50 are collisions.