Monday 23 April 2018

Traffic delays as the Bank Holiday exodus begins

Traffic on the N7 heading towards the Naas Exit. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 14/4/2017
Traffic on the N7 heading towards the Naas Exit. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 14/4/2017
Traffic on the N7 heading towards the Naas Exit. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 14/4/2017
Commuters waiting for DART Photo: Mark Condren
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Planning on getting away for the Bank Holiday weekend? Prepare yourself for a long journey as traffic is moving slowly in places this afternoon.

A collision has been cleared from the N7 Naas Rd outbound just after the Citywest junction.

Elsewhere it is slow southbound on the N7 Dublin - Limerick Rd from Junction 7 Kill down to Junction 11 due to works and Bank Holiday traffic.

Debris which was causing difficulties on the M50 has also been cleared, which should ease traffic there.

Bus Eireann:

Bus Éireann services resumed today as drivers agree to ballot on a proposal from the Labour Court and return to work after 21 days on the picket line.

All services in the southwest, west and eastern region are running the company said, as are Athlone town services.

The 7.25am service from Doon was delayed this morning due to technical issues.

In Dublin the nightrider service will not run on Friday night.

Tomorrow normal Saturday services will be in place, while on Easrer Sunday a number of services will be cancelled. Details of which can be found here.

Irish Rail:

A number of upgrades on routes are underway this weekend which will affect the Northside DART and Northern Commuter which will run on a Saturday schedule from 7pm.

No Dart services will operate between Connolly and Malahide/Howth between 7pm Friday and close of business Sunday.

Northern Commuter services will operate between Skerries and Drogheda and Dundalk only.

Bus transfers will operate between Connolly and Skerries, serving Donabate.

Rush and Lusk station will remain closed for the duration of the works and Dublin Bus will honour tickets to and from Rush and Lusk.

Intercity services will also be hit by alterations.

Enterprise services after 7pm will operate between Drogheda and Belfast with a bus transfer between Connolly and Drogheda.

The Maynooth/M3 Parkway services will operate to a Saturday schedule with the addition of the 06.15 Longford-Pearse and 17.15 Connolly-Longford services. 

The Docklands Station is also closed today.

Portlaoise/Kildare/Newbridge Commuter services will operate to a Friday schedule with some alterations. 

There will also be a limited peak Newbridge/Hazelhatch to Grand Canal Dock service. 

Cork Commuter will operate to a Saturday schedule.

Dublin Bus:

A normal weekday service will operate on all routes with the exception of the routes listed below:

Routes 25x, 27x, 32x, 46e, 51x, 116, 118 and all Nitelink services will not operate according to the company.

A full list of route alterations can be found here.

Luas:

Red and Green Line services will run on a Saturday schedule today.

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