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Dublin Bus status @ 16:50

Updated at 16:50 with the following from DublinBus.ie:

Service Update: 16.30hours

Service Disruptions due to adverse weather conditions.

Wednesday 1st December 2010

Valid Dublin Bus tickets may be used on Irish Rail services.

Dublin Bus wish to advise that there is currently a limited bus service operating. This is due to extreme weather and icy road conditions. This is being further worsened by traffic ongestion and slow speeds across the city.

Dublin Bus is making every effort to maintain a level of services but this is proving very difficult due to the worsening road conditions.

A very limited service currently operating on Routes 7, 13, 15, 16, 19(northside Only) 20, 27, 31, 40, 41, 45, 46a, 65, 65b, 77, 102, 128, 140, 145, 150,

A very limited level of service operating to Tallaght, Ballyfermot, Howth, Malahide, Ballymun, Finglas,

No services currently on the Lucan Road, Blanchardstown, Ranelagh, Ballycullen.

Further updates to follow from Dublin Bus once information becomes available.

It’s taken DublinBus.ie about half an hour to load this page so in case you’re still hammering the site trying to get a response here’s the update I just pulled:

Updated 13:45

Dublin Bus wishes to advise customers that due to adverse weather conditions the diversions and curtailments listed below are in place.

Dublin Bus will make every effort possible to maintain services today, however this will be subject to road and weather conditions.  Dublin Bus is continuously monitoring road conditions with An Garda Siochana and the Local Authorities.

Routes Diversion
1 Operating as normal
2 Southbound, the Route is operating via the Strand Rd, Sydney Parade Ave to Merrion Rd.  Operate back via Merrion Gates, Strand Rd to Irishtown.  Unable to serve Sandymount Village or St John’s Church..
3 Northbound, operating via nutley Lane, Merrion Gates, Strand Rd, to Irishtown to the City.  Unable to serve Larkhill, operating on the Swords Road, terminating at Omni Shopping Centre.  Southbound, the Route is operating via the Strand Rd, Sydney Parade Ave.  Unable to serve Sandymount Village.
4 Terminating at Blackrock (Frascatti).  Unable to serve Stradbrook Rd.
5 Operating as normal
7 Unable to serve Loughlinstown, operating to Cherrywood only.  On the inbound journey, unable to serve Blackrock Village.
7a Unable to serve Mackintosh Park.  Terminating at Rochestown Ave (The Graduate Pub).
7b Operating as normal
7d Operating as normal
8 Operating as normal
11/a Operating as normal
11b Operating as normal
13/a Operating on the main Ballymun Road only, unable to serve Balbutcher, Sillogue, Coultry, Shangan, terminating as normal in IKEA..
14 Operating as normal
14a Unable to serve Milltown Road/Dropping Well , operating on Route 14.
15 Operating as normal
15a Operating as normal
15b Terminating at Taylor’s Lane
15e Operating as normal
15f Operating as normal
16 Operating as normal
16a Operating as normal
17 Operating as normal
17a Operating as normal
18 Terminating at RDS.
19 Unable to serve Tolka Estate.
19a Operating as normal
20b Terminating at Artane castle, unable to serve Maryfield Drive.
25 Operating as normal
25a Unable to serve Foxborough.
25b Unable to serve Foxborough.
25x Operating as normal
26 Operating as normal
27 Unable to serve the Loop through Darndale, operating on the Malahide Rd only.
27b Unable to serve Castletimon.  operating via Dundaniel Rd/Killbarron Rd.
27x Operating as normal
29a Unable to serve St Annes Estate
31 Terminating at Howth Harbour, unable to serve Hill of Howth.
31b Terminating at Howth Harbour, unable to serve Hill of Howth.
32/b Operating as normal
32a Operating as normal
32x Operating as normal
33 Operating as normal
33a Operating as normal
33b Terminating outside Portrane hospital, unable to access hospital grounds.
33d Operating as normal
33x Operating as normal
37 Unable to serve Skreen Road, Blackhorse Ave, operating on the current Route 39 routing.
38 Operating as normal
38a Operating as normal
39 Operating as normal
39a Operating as normal
40/a Unable to serve Finglas South, operating from N2 slip road and on to Mellowes Road.
40d Operating via Mellowes Road.  Unable to serve Finglas South, the corporate park or Tyrellstown outbound, Tyrellstown OK inbound.
41 Operating as normal
41b Unable to serve Rolestown.  Terminating in Swords Manor
41c Operating as normal
41x Operating as normal
42 Terminating at Sands Hotel, operating via Coast Rd only.  Unable to serve Wendel Ave or Seamount.
42a/b Unable to serve Edenmore, Harmondstown or McAuley, operating via Malahide Rd, terminating at Darndale Roundabout.
43 Operating as normal
44 Terminating in Kilternan. Unble to serve Enniskerry or Ballyogan.
44b Terminating at Blue Church, Kilternan.
45 Terminating at Bray Station.  Unable to serve Clonkeen Rd/Deans Grange Rd.  Operating via N11 to Mount Merrion Ave.
45a Terminating at Bray Station.  Unable to serve Killarney Lane.
46a Operating as normal
46e Operating as normal
47 Operating from Leopardstown roundabout only.
48a Operating as normal
49 Unable to serve Ballycullen, operating via Firhouse Rd and Firhouse Rd West.
49a Unable to serve Ballycullen, operating via Firhouse Rd and Firhouse Rd West.
50 Unable to serve Killinarden Estate, Mayberry Road or Kilnamanagh.
51 Operating as normal
51b Unable to serve Bawnogue, operating via Nangor Rd.  Unable to serve Woodford/Cherrywood, operating via Monastery Rd.
51c Unable to serve Woodford/Cherrywood, operating via Monastery Rd.
51d Operating as normal
51x Operating as normal
53 On North Quays only to/from The Point.
53a On North Quays only to/from The Point.
54a Unable to serve Fortfield Road, terminating at Marlfield Roundabout.
56/a Unable to serve Kingswood Heights.  Operating via Ballymount Road, Embankment Road and Belgard Road, terminating outside The Square, Tallaght.
59 Terminating in Dalkey, operating between Dalkey and Dun Laoghaire only.
63 Unable to serve Kilternan, Ballyogan Estate or Glenamuck, terminating at Cornelscourt.
65 Terminating at Blessington
65b Unable to serve Killinarden Estate.
66 Operating as normal
66a Unable to serve Captains Hill, operating to Lousia Bridge.
66b Operating as normal
66x Operating as normal
67 Operating as normal
67x Operating as normal
68 Unable to serve Baldonnel.
69 Operating as normal
69x Operating as normal
70 Operating as normal
74 Unable to serve Stocking Avenue or Upper Ballycullen Road, operating via Lower Ballycullen Rd, Killinney Rd and terminating at Scholarstown Road.
74a Unable to serve Stocking Avenue, terminating at Scholarstown Road.
75 Terminating outside The Square, Tallaght.
76 Unable to serve New Rd, Clondalkin.  Operating via Convent Rd/Fonthill Rd.  Terminating outside The Square, Tallaght.
76a Unable to serve New Rd, Clondalkin.  Operating via Convent Rd/Fonthill Rd.
76b Unable to serve New Rd, Clondalkin.  Operating via Convent Rd/Fonthill Rd.
77 Operating as normal
77a Operating as normal
77x Operating as normal
78/a Unable to serve Neillstown and Fonthill Road.  Operating from Power City to Liffey Valley.  Unable to serve Bridge St, Thomas St & Killmainham
79/a Operating on Ballyfermot Road to Cherry Orchard Hospital only. Unable to serve Decies Rd.
83 Operating via Rathgar, Terenure Road West, KCR and Kimmage Road to Sundrive Road and then back on to normal routing.
84 Terminating at Bray Station.
84x Terminating at Southern Cross Rd, unable to serve Newcastle, Kilcoole or Greystones
90 Operating as normal
102 Operating as normal
104 Operating as normal
111 Operating as normal
114 Operating to Kilcross only.
116 Operating as normal
118 Operating as normal
120 Unable to serve Dowth Ave, operating via Carnlough Rd (Route 122).
121 Unable to serve QuarryRoad, operating via Carnlough Rd (Route 122).  Unable to serve Francis St, operating via Patricks St.
122 Unable to serve Ashington, terminating on the Navan Rd at the Halfway House .
123 Unable to serve Marino, operating via Phillipsburgh Ave
128 Terminating at Clare Hall Rd (Donaghmede Roundabout), unable to serve Clongriffin.  Terminating at Kellys Corner, unable to serve Palmerston Park and Rathmines.
130 Terminating at Clontarf Depot, unable to serve Castle Ave.
140 Operating as normal
142 Operating as normal
145 Terminating at Bray Station.
150 Unable to serve Rossmore, terminating at Wellington Roundabout.
151 Not serving East Rd, terminating at Docklands Rail Station.
161 Unable to serve Whitechurch, operate via Taylor’s Lane
184 Cancelled
185 Cancelled.
210 Operating as normal
220 Unable to serve Finglas South.
236 Operating as normal
238 Unable to serve Tyrellstown.
239 Unable to serve Lucan Village, Operating via the bypass, M50.
270 Operating as normal
747 Operating as normal
748 Operating as normal

Customers can also visit www.transport.ie for service updates from all major public transport operators and the National Roads Authority.

Dublin Bus would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.

Dublin fails to cope with bad weather yet again

Snow days (2/3)
Dame St, 7pm

There’s a running joke down home in Clare about how Dubs can’t handle any sort of negative change in weather, be it rain, wind, sleet or snow. In almost 8 years of living in the capital I’ve often chimed in with it. The first sign of a rainy day and it seems that every car-owner in town has to drive to work.

I grew up on the Atlantic coast which usually gets far more of a raw deal weatherwise than the east side of Ireland so maybe I’m just a thick-skinned culchie. However, in fairness to my fellow Dubliners, today’s bitter weather would put the most hardened weatherbeaten bogman to the test.

That acknowledged, it shouldn’t have had the dramatic impact on life in the city that it did today. By 5pm this evening our capital city had effectively shut down. Dublin Bus instructed drivers to pull over and abandon services until further notice while some Luas services were curtailed and Dublin Airport’s only runway had to close due to heavy snowfall and ice. Dublin Bus then tried to run a seriously limited service where it could. A city saturated with taxis didn’t have a cab in sight on most streets. Just before 7pm Dublin Bus decided it was stopping all bus services around the capital leaving thousands of commuters, myself included, somewhat stranded in an icy cold city centre that felt like 4am on New Year’s night without the merriment.

Snow days (3/3)
Dublin City Council clearing ice from paths

Yes, the roads were bad but really so severe that they had to pull the entire bus network out of action? Am I being too harsh in expecting more from our capital city?

I’ve seen and heard stories of people stuck on the M50 and other routes for hours, others walking home even as far as from the city centre to Blanchardstown (insane!). In comparison to some I probably did pretty good. I had offers of couches and spare beds near town if my attempt to get home failed, for which I’m hugely grateful. My only options aside from that was to slide the 4km home or try getting a taxi. I was very lucky that the latter worked out and I was happily turning the key in my door by 8.30. But…

What about those who were still standing at bus stops unaware of what was going on?

What about those who couldn’t find let alone afford a taxi home?

The whole thing reminded me of a Saturday in August 2008 when Dublin was hit by heavy rain and flooding turned into a similar chaotic mess. I sat for nearly an hour in a taxi and had to resort to walking home with my paper-bagged goodies so bad was the traffic.

Yes, these are extreme weather for our country but they’re not so extreme by international standards. I can’t understand why I hear more debate and argument about why it happens rather than what we should do when it happens.

Fail to plan, plan to fail. Dublin, you’ve got some work to do.

Snow days (1/3)
Fresh snow greets me at home

Dublin Bus service changes as result of snow

Noticed the DublinBus.ie website is under a lot of pressure so here’s what I managed to grab while it was momentarily playing nice:

Last updated at 17.25, via Dublin Bus website:

Dublin Bus are currently starting to resume limited service on main corridors where possible. In some areas buses may not be able to access suburban estates and are likely to stay only on main roads. We advise customers to travel as early as possible but to be aware that the bus services are severely disrupted not just due to the adverse road conditions but also due to traffic congestion and accidents during the last number of hours. Dart are providing an enhanced service and both Dart and Luas will honour Dublin Bus tickets.

Due to high volumes of traffic to dublinbus.ie we have been experiencing problems with the site for which we would like to apologise and are making every effort to rectify

Last Updated 12:45

Curtailments currently in place;

3 – terminating at Viscount Pub, Swords Road

7 – from City Centre to Cherrywood only

11/a/b – not serving Wadelai, terminating at DCU

13 – not serving Sillogue and Ikea

13a – not serving Shangan, Coultry and Ikea

19 – not serving Tolka Estate

20b – not serving terminus at Maryfield

27b – not serving Castletimon

37 – not serving Blackhorse Avenue

38/a – not serving Ballycoolin Industrial Estate using Ballycoolin Road

40d – not serving Ballycoolin Industrial Estate using Ballycoolin Road

and not serving Blanchardstown Corporate Business Park, terminating at shops on main road at Tyrellstown Estate.

42b – up the Malahide Road turning right onto Tonglegee Road then right onto Springdale Road and back to normal route.

44b – to Blue Church in Kilternan only

50- not serving Killinarden Heights

51 – starting from Molloys in Clondalkin Village

51b/c – not serving Dutch Village/Woodford using Monastery Road

54a- via Wainsfort Road not serving Fortfield Road. Going up Blessington Road, not serving Kiltipper and terminating at The Square Tallaght

56/a – not serving Ballymount and Kingswood

65 – to Blessington Roundabout not serving or Ballymore Eustace

65b- not serving Killinarden Heights

66a – not serving Captains Hill

69 – not serving St. Johns Wood Estate

79/a – not serving Spiddal Park and Parkwest, terminating at Cherry Orchard Hospital

102 – not serving Forest Road

120 – using Fassaugh Avenue to 121 terminus

122 – using Quarry Road and terminating at Halfway House pub, Navan Road

123 – via Philipsburgh Avenue

140 – not serving Ikea, turning at Jamestown Roundabout

145- not serving Kilarney Lane, Herbert Road and Kilbride Lane. (Operating Up & Down Kilarney Road)

150 – not serving Millgate Drive

151 – not serving Adamstown, at Griffeen turning right and going to Superquinn Lucan

185 – from Bray to Enniskerry not serving Shop River

220 – not serving Ballycoolin Industrial Estate using Ballycoolin Road

238 – using Ballycoolin Road

Dublin Bus service cut-backs kick in

via breakingnews.ie
via breakingnews.ie

According to BreakingNews.ie there will be 120 less buses on the roads of Dublin and the surrounding commuter belt from tomorrow Monday April 26th. The cut-backs at Dublin Bus are in response to the downturn in the economy and the need to cut their losses this year.

29 routes have had schedule changes while some ‘low frequency services’ have been withdrawn but it appears that they’ve forgotten to list them on the website, or maybe I’m reading it wrong:

Screengrab of Dublin Bus web page
Screengrab of Dublin Bus web page

Routes with new timetables include the following: 

14, 14a, 18, 27, 27x, 37, 37x, 38/a, 39/a/c, 39x, 41/a, 46c, 46d, 47, 48a, 51, 51d, 51x, 77, 77a, 77x, 84x, 84x*, 116, 118, 128, 150, 161, 210

New timetables are online at www.dublinbus.ie. According to news reports on TodayFM this morning, there’s a dispute over some of the proposed changes at the Harristown garage and some bus services from that garage are affected this morning.