Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Dublin today, Edinburgh tomorrow?

21 people have been injured, three seriously, after a collision involving a Luas tram and a bus on O'Connell Street in Dublin.

The driver of the Luas had to be cut from the wreckage by emergency services. The accident occurred just after 3pm this afternoon.

There is widespread traffic disruption in the city following the accident and gardaĆ­ are diverting traffic away from the O'Connell Street and Parnell Street areas.

Luas Red Line services are only operating between Tallaght and Smithfield as a result.

Most Dublin Bus services, that would usually use O'Connell St, are diverting via Gardiner St instead.

O'Connell Street northbound is closed and will remain so until at least 7.30pm this evening.

However, the southbound side of the street has re-opened.


Anonymous,  17 September 2009 at 19:31  

I can't stand trams - and this is the reason why, they are on fixed rails. Why didn't we go for the Austrian route (e.g. Salzburg) where they have electrified buses (from overhead wires) that can run on petrol, take diversions, etc., as circumstances dictate?

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