Whilst tramways within the UK have managed to continue to operate a service – albeit reduced in some places – it hasn’t been the same story in Dublin with Luas being suspended from midday on Thursday 1st March and not currently expected to resume a service until Saturday 3rd March at the earliest.
The decision was taken on Wednesday 28th February that the severe weather forecast for the area would mean that it would be safer for no service to run and as from midday on 1st March all trams returned to depot.
With the poor weather expected it was decided this suspension would be ongoing throughout both 1st March and then 2nd March. Luas did warn prospective passengers that they may see trams running during these two days but that would be for “operational reasons” as it “reduces the freezing effect on the overhead power lines and assist with the recovery of the service post storm Emma”.
A decision on when services will resume will be made at a meeting at midday on Friday 2nd March.