Tracking the Light EXTRA: Bus-Tram Collision in Dublin 16 March 2019.


Radio media reported that a bus-tram collision occurred after 7am this morning (16 March 2019) at the intersection of Benburb and Queen Streets on Dublin’s north side.

A bus bound toward the City Centre on Queen Street collided with eastward Red Line tram (unit 3003) heading toward The Point.

The leading section of the tram was derailed and there was damage to both vehicles.

News media have reported eight injuries and that it may hours before the tram line is open to traffic.

Looking east on Benburb Street. Exposed with a Lumix LX7 .

I exposed these photos minutes ago.

I find this accident especially shocking since I’ve often watched trams pass at the adjacent pub, and I travel this route regularly, having been on a tram to Bus Aras just last night.

Benburb and Queen Streets were closed to road traffic.

I’ll post more photos to this site shortly. To make photos quicker/easier to load I’ve lowered the resolution. Hi-res images from my cameras are significantly sharper, but might slow down this site.

Tram 3003. View looking east on Benburb Street. Exposed with a Lumix LX7 .

Looking North on Queen Street, with Benburb Street and tram behind the photographer Bus was traveling southward toward Dublin City Centre. Exposed with a Lumix LX7 .
Looking south on Queen Street at the intersection of Benburb Street. View of the eastward section of tram 3003. City Centre toward the left. Photo at 0830 16 March 2019.

Looking east on Benburb Street. Exposed with a Lumix LX7 .
Looking south on Queen Street toward the intersection of Benburb Street. Damaged bus on right.
View of the eastward section of tram 3003. City Centre toward the left. Photo exposed at about 0830 16 March 2019.


Looking east on Benburb Street. Lo-res view Exposed with a FujiFilm XT1

Looking east on Benburb Street. Lo-res view Exposed with a FujiFilm XT1.

Damaged bus on Queen Street.

Looking south on Queen Street. Lo-res view Exposed with a FujiFilm XT1.


Looking west on Benburb Street. Lo-res view Exposed with a FujiFilm XT1.


Looking west on Benburb Street. Lo-res view Exposed with a FujiFilm XT1.


Looking north on Queen Street. Lo-res view Exposed with a FujiFilm XT1.

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2 thoughts on “Tracking the Light EXTRA: Bus-Tram Collision in Dublin 16 March 2019.”

  1. Great photos, thank you for sharing. I wouldn’t be bothered posting low resolution photos though. More or less everyone has high speed internet nowadays and the days of dial up and low broadband speeds are finally behind us. I’d advise that you post your full resolution photos. Better for your viewers and less work for you…. Everyone’s a winner!

    1. The issue is very slow uploading to WordPress. When faced with
      A time sensitive subject I
      Feel it is more important to get the images up. Related to that are overall loading issues with the host site and/or WordPress than can slow the site to a crawl when there’s heavy traffic. Normally I post photos at higher resolution. Brian S.

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