As the country prepares to batten down the hatches for Hurricane Ophelia several transport services have been impacted. We already learned last night that schools and colleges across the country are closed following a statement from the Department of Education.
Good Morning Everyone! All services are operating as per schedule.Please keep an eye on our twitter,Facebook & Website for updates #Ophelia
— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) October 16, 2017
Dublin Bus wishes to advise customers that services are operating this morning. However due to the RED weather alert issued by Met Éireann, the following will apply for our services today:
Morning peak services are expected to operate as normal. There will be significant disruption to services from 09.00 to 18.00. This may include no services being available during this time. We hope to return services to normal after 18.00. However, customers should be aware that services may experience delays and disruptions to service and service levels will be dependent on weather conditions.
Dublin Bus will review the situation on an ongoing basis and is taking advice from Met Éireann and the National Emergency Coordination Committee. The safety of our customers and our employees is of paramount importance.
Bus Eireann have cancelled all services nationwide from 5am – 2pm
All services cancelled nationwide from 0500-1400 tomorrow. Situation will be reviewed and some services may resume in the afternoon #Ophelia
— Bus Eireann (@Buseireann) October 15, 2017
Both the Red and Green line are operating as normal however delays are expected throughout the day.
Luas Red Green Lines are operating. Check web twitter and follow media throughout day for service updates
— Luas (@Luas) October 16, 2017
All Irish Rail services are expected to operate as normal expect on the following routes – Limerick Junction to Waterford, Limerick to Ballybrophey via Nenagh. Due to the high winds an 80km speed limit will be imposed between Tralee and Mallow, Cork and Charleville, Cork and Cobh/Middleton, Waterford and Kilkenny, Rosslare and Gorey. As a result delays of 15-30 minutes for trains operating on the following routes – Cork to Dublin, Tralee to Cork and Dublin, Waterford to Dublin, Rosslare to Dublin.
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) October 15, 2017
Flights at Dublin airport are currently operating as normal but there are up to 90 cancellations later today. Passengers should contact their airline to check if they have been effected. Ryanair have a list of their cancelled flights here.
Cork airport have also had to cancel many flights and passengers should check with their individual airlines.
— Cork Airport (@CorkAirport) October 16, 2017
The same also applies to Shannon Airport
Shannon Airport remains open tomorrow, Monday 16th Oct, some flights have been cancelled so please check flight status with your airline. pic.twitter.com/Cn8gkZukhn
— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) October 15, 2017