Luas will be running a sale for the St Patrick’s Bank Holiday Doubles next week.
uas services will only operate during Sunday operating hours on March 17 and 18, although tens of thousands of residents and tourists are expected to visit the city center.
There will also be temporary partial closures on both the Red and Green Lines on St. Patrick’s Day to facilitate the parade.
Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond described the decision as “ridiculous” and called for Luas to “urgently rethink”.
“After nearly two years of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year we are celebrating a big Dual Bank Holiday. Tens of thousands of tourists and revelers will come to Dublin to enjoy St Patrick’s wonderful festival after a two-year absence,” he said.
“The reaction of one of the major public transport providers was to announce that they would only operate a reduced schedule on Sundays. While a partial closure of the line for a period of time to facilitate the parade is understandable, reducing service on the remaining days is not. ”
Deputy Minister Dublin Rathdown said the decision was “dangerous” and as a result many people would be “stuck” in the city centre.
“This decision is both ludicrous and dangerous. We will see a lot of people packing on a couple of Luas trams running while the lack of late night service will leave many revelers stranded downtown at night with very limited transport options regime,” he said.
“This is an abolition of Luas’s direct responsibility to the city and the people it serves.”
“Luas urgently needs to rethink this proposed timetable and appreciates the need to ensure the city is properly catered for these two Bank Holidays,” he added.
https://www.independent.ie/news/luas-to-run-a-reduced-service-for-double-st-patricks-day-bank-holiday-41439199.html Luas to run a service that doubles down on St Patrick’s Day Bank Holidays