Public transport in Ireland: August Bank Holiday 2018

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There will be disruption to some public transport services over the August bank holiday weekend, particularly affecting Luas passengers. Here’s all the latest information for Luas, Bus Éireann, Irish Rail and Dublin Bus:

LUAS

Red Line stops between Blackhorse and Connolly/The Point will be closed for works on Saturday and Sunday.

  • A replacement bus service will serve all stops in between approx. every 15mins – you will need a valid Luas ticket to board, and Luas staff will be at the closed stops to direct you to the bus
  • Services will return to normal at 7am on Monday
  • During the temporary closure, trams will run as normal between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse

Aside from the closures, trams will run as normal on Saturday and Sunday, and there will be a Sunday service on Monday.

IRISH RAIL

A special bank holiday weekend timetable will be in operation, so you are advised to check the journey planner on Irish Rail’s website, the Irish Rail apps or the PDF timetable here.

In general:

  • Intercity services will run to a revised schedule on Sunday
  • DART and Commuter services will operate to a Sunday schedule on Monday

BUS ÉIREANN

Services will run as normal on Saturday, with changes to come into effect on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday:

Sunday 5th August

Normal Sunday service with the following cancellations:

  • 8pm and 10:30pm Dublin/Waterford
  • 6pm and 7:30pm Waterford/Busáras/DCU
  • 3:30pm Dundalk/Galway
  • 6pm Galway/Dundalk
  • 10pm Carlow/Athlone
Monday 6th August

Sunday service with the following cancellations:

  • 8pm and 10:30pm Dublin/Waterford
  • 6pm and 7:30pm Waterford/Busáras/DCU
  • 3:30pm Dundalk/Galway
  • 6pm Galway/Dundalk
  • 10pm Carlow/Athlone
  • 12:50 Galway/Clifden
  • 4:15pm Clifden/Galway

The following additional services will operate:

  • Westport/Clifden: 3pm
  • Clifden/Westport: 11:15am
  • Clifden/Galway: 8:15am, 9:30am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
  • Galway/Clifden: 8:30am, 11:15am, 1pm, 5:30pm, 6:15pm

All Cork City services will operate a normal Sunday timetable, plus the following additional services:

  • Route 202: 6:35am from Merchant’s Quay, 7am from Apple Hollyhill
  • Route 215: 6:30am, 7:30am and 8:15am from Grand Parade to Mahon Point
  • Route 226: 7:30am and 8:30am from Parnell Place to Airport, 3pm and 4pm from Airport to Parnell Place

DUBLIN BUS

  • Buses will run as normal on Saturday and Sunday
  • A Sunday service will be in operation on Monday, and there will be additional diversions due to the DLR 10k Road Race (details)
  • A full Nitelink service will operate on Friday and Saturday, but there will be no service on Sunday