Thursday 8 December 2016

Traffic eases after bus strike causes chaos across the capital

Published 15/09/2016 | 06:58

Bus strike. Commuters make their way into the city centre on the Luas instead of the bus. Picture; Gerry Mooney. 15/9/16
Bus strike. Commuters make their way into the city centre on the Luas instead of the bus. Picture; Gerry Mooney. 15/9/16
Bus strike. City centre bus stop displays information about the strike. Picture; Gerry Mooney. 15/9/16
Bus strike vox pop. City centre traffic during rush hour. Picture; Gerry Mooney. 15/9/16
Bus strike. Commuters are left behind at Heuston station as they make their way into the city centre on the Luas instead of the bus. Picture; Gerry Mooney. 15/9/16
People walking to work in Dublin Photo: Tom Burke
Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

The capital experienced traffic chaos this morning as Dublin Bus drivers went on strike action for the second time this month.

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More than 400,000 commuters were hit with travel disruptions.

Traffic was heavier than usual on all routes around Dublin, AA Roadwatch reported.


Collisions were reported on the M50, The Oscar Traynor Road and at other locations across the capital adding to further travel woes for commuters.

Motorists have also been told that they cannot drive on the bus lanes.

By 11am traffic was easing across the capital. However further chaotic scenes are expected later this evening as people attempt to find their way home.

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