Friday 22 June 2018

Need a bus, Luas, plane or train today? Here's what you need to know

Snow begins to fall across the country. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
Snow begins to fall across the country. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
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Are you hoping to catch a bus, Luas, plane or train this morning? Here are the latest travel updates as the country prepares to go into shutdown for Storm Emma.

  • Dublin Bus have suspended all services on Thursday. They will review the situation for Friday
  • Bus Éireann have cancelled all services including Expressway services in light of the updated warning
  • Most private bus operators have indicated they will not be operating
  • Luas will run limited services (every 30 minutes) until lunchtime Thursday. The latest information from the operator is as follows:

"Trams are moving out of the depots now at 5.00am. The Red Line service is expected to operate from Red Cow to The Point. "We are waiting on a weather update before we can confirm if services will run between Red Cow and Saggart/Tallaght.

"The Green Line service is expected to operate from Sandyford to Broombridge. We are waiting on a weather update before we can confirm if services will run between Sandyford and Bridesglen.Irish Rail will operate some services with an altered schedule. More information can be found here.

  • The situation at airports will be kept under review. Shortly before 6am Dublin Airport confirmed the runway has re-opened following snow clearance. Planning for operations but there are cancellations. But all customers are urged to check with their airline before coming to the airport.

  • On the roads, AA Roadwatch and gardaí are warning people to drive extra slowly and with caution. AA Roadwatch will be updating their travel feed live.
  • All schools and third level education institutions will be shut Thursday and Friday.

    Employers have been urged to consider if they must remain open, being conscious of the need that staff get home by 4pm.

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