Tuesday 20 March 2018

Traffic restrictions to ease as monarch leaves capital

Paul Melia

TRAFFIC restrictions will be eased in Dublin today, with Queen Elizabeth due to attend just one event in the city.

She will attend an event, hosted by the British Embassy, in the National Convention Centre this afternoon.

However, there will be restrictions on the main Dublin-Cork road as the queen visits the National Stud this morning.

Dublin Bus said more than 56 routes will be affected today, but there may be delays on the west side of the city.

"We expect most services to operate normally during the morning because there's no traffic restrictions, but diversions are in place again from 3pm, when the quays are closed.

"There may be some delays on the west side of the city as the State visit travels from the Phoenix Park to Kildare and again on the return journey."

Bus Eireann also announced some changes to its schedule, with the following routes -- Expressway 1, 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 22 and 23 and local routes 100X, 101, 115, 120, 121, 126 and 130 -- operating via the Port Tunnel and M50 to and from Busaras.

Routes from St Stephen's Green, Wilton Terrace, Kildare Street and Ballsbridge will operate from Busaras only

Routes 103 and 105 will operate to/from Parnell Square West, while Route 126 Dublin-Kildare-Dublin will operate to Newbridge only between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm.

There will be disruptions to the Luas red line, with services to the O2 stopping between 4.30-8.30pm. Trams will only run between Tallaght and Connolly during this period, and the Spencer Dock stop will be closed from start of service at 5.30am until 8.30pm.

Iarnrod Eireann services between Connolly and Pearse Street stations will be suspended between 5.30pm and 6.15pm and from 7.45pm to 8.15pm.

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