Tracking the Light EXTRA! A Dozen photos: Irish Transport at a Standstill.

Heavy Snow Shuts Irish Rail, LUAS and Bus Services.

Today, 2 March 2018, public transport was suspended across the Republic of Ireland. Irish Rail stopped operating trains yesterday afternoon.

Earlier today I made a cursory inspection of Dublin’s Heuston Station.

Drifts covered the line at Islandbridge Junction; trains were idle at the Heuston yards; the LUAS tram tracks were completely covered, and buses were idle at the Conyngham Road bus garage.

Snow covers Irish Rail tracks at Islandbridge Junction in Dublin. 2 March 2018.
Irish Rail’s Liffey Bridge at Islandbridge, Dublin on 2 March 2018.
Irish Rail trains idled at the Heuston Station yards. 2 March 2018.
Irish Rail trains idled at the Heuston Station yards. 2 March 2018.
Irish Rail trains idled at the Heuston Station yards. 2 March 2018.
Snow covers the normally busy LUAS tram tracks at Heuston Station. Irish Rail’s terminal is shut.
LUAS display at Heuston.
LUAS tracks lay beneath a blanket of snow on Steevens Lane.
All is quiet at Heuston Station. 2 March 2018.
Dublin Bus stop at Parkgate Street. 2 March 2018.
Dublin Bus stop at Parkgate Street. 2 March 2018.
Idle buses at Conynham Road Garage. 2 March 2018.

I’ve heard that there’s greater amounts of snow inland. In many places roads are impassible. Air travel has been grounded.

Reports from Northern Ireland indicate that NI Railways continues to provide service, possibly with some delays.

My photos were exposed digitally using Lumix LX7 and FujiFilm XT1 cameras.

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5 thoughts on “Tracking the Light EXTRA! A Dozen photos: Irish Transport at a Standstill.”

  1. In New England this would be an inconsequential dusting that would hardly merit a mention. At least in the 1980s when I lived there.

    1. Sadly, today the T would switch to their “reduced service” schedule and Keolis would still manage to run half of those trains late and cancel a bunch of others.

  2. It is too bad they can’t barrow UP’s rotary snow plow. That would be quite a sight, wouldn’t it?

  3. I.E. is becoming a like like the L.I.R.R. when
    it comes to operating in adverse weather conditions…! Running equipment back and forth at reduced speeds goes a long way to keeping the right of way clear. Did anybody actually check the Dublin/Cork mainline to see how deep the drifts were???

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