Saturday 17 March 2018

Traffic and public transport diversions in place as 20,000 take part in Dublin Marathon

Runners start the Dublin City Marathon last year. Photo: Damien Eagers
Runners start the Dublin City Marathon last year. Photo: Damien Eagers

Mary McDonnell

People are advised that they can expect traffic disruption across the capital today as thousands take to the streets to run the 2017 Dublin Marathon.

Around 20,000 people are expected to descend on Dublin for the race which kicked off at 9am from Fitzwilliam Street.

The 26-mile race will stretch from North Circular Road through Drimnagh and Inchicore before passing UCD and finishing up at Merrion Square.

Fitzwilliam Square and Merrion Square are closed and motorists are advised to plan ahead to avoid road closures in place across the city.

A two-car crash which occurred earlier on Ushers Quay is adding to delays. One person suffered minor injuries when their car collided with another around 7.30am.

The DART is running between Connolly Station and Greystones only but Dublin Bus is accepting rail tickets to accommodate.

Commuters can expect delays on Luas lines as some services are suspended between 9.30 and 10.15am as runners cross the tracks.

Dublin Bus routes has placed diversions across 44 routes. The full list can be found here.

You can see the full list of road closures at AA Roadwatch.

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