Transport chaos: trams, buses, planes, and trains are delayed or cancelled 2 years ago

Transport chaos: trams, buses, planes, and trains are delayed or cancelled

The weather may be pretty to look at in many parts of the country - but it's also wreaked havoc on Ireland's transport.

As commuters get ready to take on the Monday rush-hour commute, trains, trams, buses, and planes have all been impacted - with some being cancelled altogether.

Irish Rail said that Dublin to Sligo and Sligo to Dublin trains were being delayed by up to an hour. Earlier on Sunday, it had said that delays of up to 25 minutes were being experienced between Dublin and Waterford due to snow in Carlow, as well as between Dublin and Galway because of snow at Woodlawn and Ballinasloe.

Bus Eireann is also experiencing delays and disruption to services, as well as a handful of cancellations. On Sunday evening, it highlighted the following:

  • Route 12, 2000 departure Limerick/Dublin from Dublin Airport will not operate via Roscrea
  • Route 20 and X20 Galway to Dublin operating on M6 stopping only in Athlone
  • Route 64 Galway/ Derry is diverted via Milltown Ballindine & Claremorris.
  • Galway City services operating with delays.
  • Route 65, 1915 Cavan/Galway will not operate
  • Route 70, 1800 Galway/Dundalk (1940 Athlone/Dundalk) services have been cancelled.
  • Route 72, 1725, Limerick/Athlone & 1715 Athlone/Limerick have been cancelled
  • Route 73 to Athlone will operate via Kilkenny and Carlow with some delays. However, 2200 service Carlow/Athlone service has been cancelled.
  • Route 440, 1900 Westport/Athlone has been cancelled

Luas said that while its trams were operating without issue - it expected Monday's morning commute to be particularly busy in all directions.

It was a sentiment echoed by Dublin Bus, who is also telling its passengers to leave plenty of time to get to school, college, and work on Monday.

And planes to and from the UK have been impacted, with the the likes of Ryanair and Aer Lingus warning that a backlog and some delays might creep into Monday.

Met Eireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack told RTE's Morning Ireland that Sunday night will be "bitterly cold as temperatures drop sharply everywhere this evening and tonight ranging from minus 2C to minus 8C.

She added: "There will be widespread severe frost and ice with dangerous conditions on untreated surfaces tonight and throughout rush-hour tomorrow."

According to Met Éireann's website, there will be some 'treacherous conditions' on roads on Monday:

''Severe frost and ice on Monday morning with treacherous conditions on roads and footpaths. Frost will linger in sheltered areas for much of the day.

"It will be bright with sunny spells. Scattered showers of rain and sleet will affect parts of Ulster, Connacht and west Munster.

"Highest temperatures of 2C to 7C with fresh north to northwest winds.''