Commuter chaos as Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and the Dart are disrupted


As the Bus Éireann strike continues, other services are now also being disrupted.

Commuters face a difficult morning, as a number of Dart, Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services have been cancelled or disrupted. 

"Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to secondary picketing associated with the Bus Éireann dispute at a number of locations, extensive disruption can be expected to rail services at present," reads a statement from Irish Rail. 

"However, we cannot guarantee any services across DART and Dublin Commuter services, and cancellations on Intercity routes are also expected."

"We will also update Twitter with the latest information. We apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused."

Irish Rail have provided a full list of cancelled services which reads: 

DART – Extremely limited service – All DART services currently cancelled except 05.40 Bray to Malahide, and 07.00 Malahide to Bray

Maynooth – All Maynooth/M3 services cancelled.

Drogheda – Services from Drogheda/Dundalk to Dublin currently operating.  No services from Dublin to Drogheda/Dundalk

Portlaoise/Kildare – All services cancelled except 05.55hrs Heuston to Kildare and 06.35 Kildare to Heuston.

Athlone/Dublin commuter – cancelled

Sligo/Longford – 05.40 and 06.15 Longford to Dublin cancelled.  05.45 Sligo to Connolly is operating. Limited Sligo/Dublin service expected.

Cork commuter – all services cancelled

Cork/Dublin – all services cancelled

Tralee to Mallow/Cork/Dublin – all services cancelled

Limerick/Dublin – 05.40 Limerick/Dublin is operating.  Awaiting confirmation on other services.

Limerick/Galway – services from Galway to Limerick are operating. Awaiting confirmation on Galway to Limerick

Westport/Dublin – all services cancelled

Waterford/Dublin Heuston – 06.00 Waterford to Heuston operating, all other services cancelled at present.

Galway/Heuston – limited service expected. 05.30 and 06.30 Galway to Heuston is operating.

Rosslare/Gorey/Dublin Connolly – limited service operating. 05.35 Rosslare Europort to Dublin and 05.55 Gorey to Dublin is running

Belfast/Dublin Connolly – limited service operating.  06.30 Newry to Connolly, 06.45 and 08.00 Belfast to Connolly are running.  07.35 and 09.35 Connolly to Belfast cancelled.

Waterford/Limerick Junction – services are operating from Waterford.  Awaiting confirmation from Limerick Junction.

Limerick/Nenagh via Ballybrophy – awaiting confirmation

Dublin Bus have advised that they are experiencing “severe disruption” to services.

The capital's bus service has not yet confirmed which specific routes are being cancelled or delayed. 

However, in Twitter replies to commuters, the Dublin Bus has advised that "all services" will be impacted. 

Twitter users have been flooding the Dublin Bus hashtag with complaints about the lack of notice given by the service. 

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