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Flood-damaged DART line may reopen midweek

The DART line at the River Dodder in Dublin may reopen midweek – however serious disruption to some other services are still in effect.

File photo of flooding in Dublin
File photo of flooding in Dublin
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

IARNRÓD ÉIREANN SAYS that repair work at the flood-damaged DART line at the River Dodder is progressing ahead of schedule, and that it hopes the line could be reopened by midweek.

The line has been closed between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade following the Dublin floods in October, due to river bed erosion near a bridge pier at the Dodder Bridge, to the south end of Lansdowne Road Station.

While engineers had originally planned to reopen the line on 11 November, it is hoped that service will be resumed days earlier – pending locomotive tests across the bridge on Monday.

However, serious disruption to southside DART services and Rosslare / Gorey rail services are still in effect. To compensate for the disruption, shuttle bus services will be provided at peak times between Booterstown and Pearse Stations, and Dublin Bus is accepting rail tickets on southside DART routes.

See the Irish Rail website for more details

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