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Unread 15-10-2017, 19:25   #1
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Expect major disruption nationwide

Speed limits on exposed routes will lead to delays, expect up to 30 minutes

Ballybrophy-Nenagh-Limerick + Waterford - Limerick Junc all services cancelled

Major risks
1. Flooding at Merrion Gates, Dun Laoghaire Dalkey
2. Level crossings nationwide may have issue in high winds
3. Risk of trees failing
4. Risk of flooding on Glounthane - Cobh
5. Risk of flooding Hazelhatch
6. Risk of flooding impacting Docklands services and Maynooth line

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Ballybrophy-Nenagh-Limerick + Waterford - Limerick Junc all services cancelled
Presumably this is down to ensuring the safety of staff of manually operated level crossings in windswept locations (which of course is a sensible precaution).
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Presumably this is down to ensuring the safety of staff of manually operated level crossings in windswept locations (which of course is a sensible precaution).
IMO its rather ensuring routes with high demand are kept operating where possible. A line like Limerick-BB could sustain a lot more damage (given its condition) and require a much more detained inspection afterwords taking up resources which could be put to use elsewhere
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5. Risk of flooding Hazelhatch
Been a long time sine it happened, will be something if it happens again!
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If it happens once it will happen again
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Bus Eireann has called a nationwide shutdown between 5am Monday and at least 2pm Monday.

No update from Dublin Bus

While the early morning commute in Dublin is likely to work ok, after lunchtime the wind is likely to cause serious issues
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Dublin Bus reporting between 9am and 6pm services will be reduced/withdrawn
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Luas reporting full service tomorrow
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In the interest of passenger and staff safety Wexford Bus has decided to cancel all services on all routes from 5am on Monday October 16th 2017. The situation will be reviewed again mid-morning.
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All Local Link services nationwide apparently cancelled tomorrow Monday.
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Unread 16-10-2017, 08:15   #11
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Phased shutdown of rail services in underway

Only east coast services remain, all other routes shutting down

Cork Commuter shutdown at 10am
Portlaoise commuter will shutdown after the 1120 departures

All services through Dublin Connolly are still running, however would expect to see Sligo shutdown in the next few hours
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Luas now finished until 5.30 tomorrow
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Luas shut down to be completed by 1200, all displays now showing "Services Suspended"

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All service finished around 14.30 and expected to resume tomorrow as normal.

Likely the first Intercity services will be restricted to 50 mph on all routes over the sections outlined above if not the full route tomorrow morning.

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https://twitter.com/IrishRail/status/919931966417457152

I was surprised to see them running trains so late on Sligo. It's been pretty wild here in Longford since before midday. Really the clever thing to have done would have been to announce last night that the first two services each way would run to avoid stranding people.

Certainly based on the information available last night, there was no way I was going anywhere today.
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I was surprised to see them running trains so late on Sligo. It's been pretty wild here in Longford since before midday. Really the clever thing to have done would have been to announce last night that the first two services each way would run to avoid stranding people.

Certainly based on the information available last night, there was no way I was going anywhere today.
Not particularly surprised, 13.00 arriving into Connolly at 18.30!

13.05 Connolly to Sligo only active service now due at 19.30.

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Tuesday 17th October - initial service information

Please note that there will be some service alterations and capacity reductions tomorrow, Tuesday 17th October, as follows, as trains are out of position for normal service operations:

Cancellations

05.50 Cork to Dublin Heuston cancelled, 06.15 Cork to Dublin Heuston will serve additional stops for customers for 05.50 service.
Limerick to Balybrophy via Nenagh services cancelled. Bus substitution in place.
09.45 Westport to Dublin Heuston cancelled.

Reduced capacity

Reduced capacity on 05.30, 06.40 & 07.40 Limerick to Dublin services
Reduced capacity on 05.30, 06.30 and 07.30 Galway to Dublin services

All other services are expected to operate, subject to line inspections.

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All Luas services will remain suspended tomorrow morning due to an incident at the Red Cow deport "technical room" caused by the storm.

An update will be provided at 12.00

https://www.luas.ie/travel-updates/
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Luas has a single control room at Red Cow, if its out of action everything stop
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Luas to resume at 05.30 tomorrow.
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What's the story with the maynooth line tonight ?

Citing very poor rail conditions, Irish rail have cancelled :

- 17:28 connolly maynooth
- 18:10 connolly maynooth
- 18:25, 18:55 and 19:25 docklands M3 parkway

The 17:15 connolly longford was deferred to 17:28 and the 18:05 connolly longford will now call at all stops

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