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Commuters: beware busy train and DART stations

Passenger falls getting off DART at Tara Street station as Iarnrod Eireann warns travellers to avoid Connolly.

A packed Connolly Station in Dublin just after 6pm
A packed Connolly Station in Dublin just after 6pm
Image: Sharon Gibbons / @somethingbanal via Facebook

THE NATIONAL TRAIN service has become packed to capacity on some routes due to commuters filtering in from reduced services on other public transport facilities.

Iarnrod Eireann has asked customers to “please be patient” and warned that stations and trains are very busy. Sharon Gibbons (@somethingbanal) sent the picture (right) to show how Connolly DART and train station is currently packed with commuters. Iarnrod Eireann, tweeting under @irishrail, has just asked that commuters “defer” from entering Connolly station for the next 20 to 30 minutes to allow the crowds to dissipate.

A passenger fell while getting off a DART at Tara Street station during rush hour and was treated by medics, according to Iarnrod Eireann. The incident caused more delays at the station although trains are now moving through there again.

Meanwhile, the Luas website is back up and running with a temporary home page. It warns that the Luas Red line is experiencing severe delays and is not stopping at Connolly station at all. The Green Luas line is running from Stephen’s Green through all stations to Brides Glen but that there are also some delays there.

Bus Eireann has also responded to its website issues, caused by the large number of commuters trying to log on and make travel plans. The home page now has a full list of services which are and are not operating in the city here. It was last updated at 18.20.

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