Tuesday 23 December 2014

'No traffic issues' despite DART suspension

Published 17/04/2014 | 02:30

Q ORGANISERS of the Battle of Clontarf millennial re-enactment insist that there will be no traffic issues despite DART lines being suspended in the area on Easter Sunday.

More than 40,000 spectators are expected to travel to see the re-enactment of the famous battle in St Anne's Park in Raheny, Dublin, this weekend.

Dublin City Council has been planning the event for the past five years to mark its 1000th anniversary over the Easter weekend. Organisers had to swiftly move to put a contingency plan in place when they realised that DARTs would not operate at the stops after Connolly station – which would service the area – on the second day of the event due to engineering works.

"More people will arrive by car now but we've the facilities to accommodate that so we'll be fine," explained Elaine O'Connor project manager for the weekend festival.

A spokesman from Dublin City Council stated that Dublin Bus would accept all rail tickets and would be putting on extra buses on the 130 route out to Clontarf as well as a special shuttle bus from Connolly station to accommodate the public in light of the DART shortfall.

Irish Independent

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