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Dublin: 1°C Tuesday 26 January 2021

Transport returns to normal following flooding

Luas, Dublin Bus, Dart and Irish Rail services are back to normal following disruptions caused by this week’s heavy downpours.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Updated at 3:50pm

TRANSPORT SERVICES are returning to normal after record rainfall in Dublin caused serious flooding and led to major disruptions this week.

All Luas services are operating normally this morning. Dart routes are operating as normal, but Bayside Station remains closed – passengers should use Sutton or Howth Junction stations instead.

Irish Rail says that its routes are operating as per normal today following earlier issues this morning involving the Belfast to Newry stretch, Bayside Dart Station and a signal fault at Clonsilla.

All Dublin Bus services are operating across its scheduled routes.

Road conditions have improved, according to AA Roadwatch, but Gardaí have said that traffic on Wolfe Tone Quay inbound to the city is reduced to one lane due to the flood damage.

Motorists are requested to use an alternative route if possible to ease congestion and are advised that traffic on the M50 southbound between the Lucan and Red Cow junctions is heavy as a consequence.

Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council decided yesterday afternoon to stand down the major emergency status to standby mode. The councils said last night that the Principal Response Agencies, including the gardaí and the HSE, will continue to work on flood recovery.

Dundrum Town Centre, which suffered serious flooding problems on Monday evening, is set to reopen this morning at 10am but says that some stores will open later today and others will remain closed until later this week. The car park can be accessed from the usual entrances.

Met Éireann says dry conditions are expected across many areas this morning, with heavy showers expected along coastal counties.

Up-to-the-minute transport updates can be found on our curated Twitter list – @thejournal_ie/flooding.

Read: No keys to floodgates as water rose in Dublin suburb >

Read: It’s official: Dublin’s rainfall was an all-time record >

In photos: The morning after the floods >

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