The Luas was out of action this evening between Beechwood and Stephen's Green on the greeen line – causing rush-hour chaos for thousands of commuters.
Tram officials said that an earlier incident at Harcourt was to blame.
#Luas Greenline has reopened, delays expected for a short time
— Luas (@Luas) January 16, 2017
The line has thankfully just reopened in the last few minutes, but there are delays are to be expected as services gradually return to normal.
— BattleoftheAxe (@BattleoftheAxe1) January 16, 2017
"Green Line service has been restored with delays following earlier disruption," read a statement on Twitter. "We apologise for the inconvenience."
— Kerrie O' Brien (@kerriepoetry) January 16, 2017
Pictures on social media this evening showed passengers making their journey home along the Luas tracks – many of whom were using their phones as torches to light up the ground ahead.