Wednesday 21 February 2018

'Doing online Christmas shopping and getting it delivered to this bus' - People finding black humour in #railstrike

Commuters queue for a packed Luas service. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Commuters queue for a packed Luas service. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Have you only just arrived in to work after a morning of commuting hell due to the Irish Rail strike?

Perhaps you're one of the 150,000 rail passengers who had to find alternative arrangements and headed for the LUAS or Dublin Bus stop only to watch as tram/bus after tram/bus trundled past you, packed to the gills with people who managed to get on at an earlier stop?

And if you did manage to squeeze your person in uncomfortably close to your fellow commuters chances are you remained standing for an inordinately long time as traffic came to a virtual standstill.

Some of those who were lucky enough to be able to raise their phones to their faces shared their woes with us on Twitter. Sure what else would they be doing?  There was plenty of black humour to be had this morning...

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