Dublin commuter services cancelled or heavily delayed due to bus strike action
As the industrial action continues with Bus Éireann, other transport services today will see some major fallout.
In a statement by Iarnród Éireann, they have announced this morning that many of the major rail services today will be heavily effected or will be cancelled outright.
This is due to secondary picketing at a large number of locations around the city and the country.
These include all DART services, with the exception of a 5.40am and 7.00am service this morning. For the rest of the day, DART services will be inactive.
Other services cancelled for the day include Cork-Dublin, the Cork Commuter, Westport-Dublin, Waterford-Heuston, Athlone-Dublin and Maynooth-Dublin.
Meanwhile, the Belfast-Dublin, Sligo/Longford-Dublin, Galway-Heuston, Rosslare-Dublin and Waterford-Dublin are said to expect a limited service.
Confirmation is waiting on the services between Limerick-Dublin and Limerick-Galway.
Update: Major Disruption to services due to Bus Éireann dispute, please see service details here https://t.co/rukH7fiLOU
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) March 31, 2017
Elsewhere, Dublin Bus have released a statement saying that the secondary picketing is also heavily effecting their services, and warn customers to expect heavy delays. In the statement, they say:
"Dublin Bus is not a party in the dispute at Bus Éireann. However we are currently experiencing severe disruption to our services as a result of organised secondary picketing at our depots.We advise customers to check our Twitter account, @dublinbusnews and our website, www.dublinbus.ie."
We wish to advise customers that due to Bus Eireann pickets at depots there will be serious disruption to Dublin Bus services this morning.
— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) March 31, 2017
More to follow.