Published on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia Updated 23.15

Dublin Bus wishes to advise customers that due to the RED weather alert issued by Met Éireann this evening, the following will apply for our services tomorrow, Monday 16 October:

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 as 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.

This page will be updated regularly and customers can also get updates on our Twitter account; @dublinbusnews or call our customer service line on (01) 8734222.



Monday 16th October: Speed restrictions for morning services in place Charleville to Tralee/Cork; Kilkenny to Waterford; Gorey to Rosslare – delays to Intercity services.

UPDATE 22:00hrs, Sunday 15th October

The following rail service arrangements are in place tomorrow morning Monday 16th October due to the weather warnings in place for Hurricane Ophelia.

All DART, Intercity and Commuter services are expected to operate in the morning except on the following routes:

  • Limerick Junction to Waterford
  • Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh

A speed restriction of 80kph (50mph) will be in place on the following routes:

  • Tralee to Mallow
  • Cork to Charleville
  • Cork to Cobh/Midleton
  • Waterford to Kilkenny
  • Rosslare Europort to Gorey

As a result delays of 15 to 30 minutes are expected to services operating on the following routes for morning services:

  • Cork to Dublin
  • Tralee to Cork/Dublin
  • Waterford to Dublin
  • Rosslare Europort to Dublin

Line maintenance teams will be monitoring the network throughout the weather warnings associated to address any impacts from Hurricane Ophelia, and will take all measures necessary throughout the day to ensure the safety of rail services, including:

  • Removing trees or other debris from lines
  • Managing the safe operation of level crossings
  • Imposing further speed restrictions as necessary as the storm progresses
  • Line closures if it is considered unsafe to continue operating services

This page will be updated with any changes to service arrangements which arise, as will our twitter page.



A number of flights to and from Dublin Airport have been cancelled tomorrow due to the expected impact of Hurricane Ophelia.

Aer Lingus, British Airways, Air France, CityJet and KLM have all cancelled some services for tomorrow. The airlines in question are contacting passengers directly in relation to any services that have been affected.

Ryanair has said its flights are expected to operate as scheduled, but has asked passengers to check its website and social media outlets for the latest updates.

All intending passengers are advised to contact their airline or check their airline’s website before coming to Dublin Airport tomorrow.

The latest information on Dublin Airport departures can be found HERE

The latest information on Dublin Airport arrivals can be found HERE

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