Nine people suffered injuries after a tram was derailed in a collision with a bus in Dublin City Centre in the early morning of Saturday 16th March. Both vehicles suffered major damage in the incident which saw the front section of the tram come off the rails following the impact with the bus.
The tram involved was one of the original Alstom Citadis 301 trams no. 3005. The collision happened on Queen Street in Smithfield at approximately 0700 on Saturday 16th March and Red Line services were severely affected until 1700 that evening once the tram had been rerailed and removed from the location with the scene made safe again for continued operation of the tram. During this time no services ran between Museum and Connolly/The Point with ticket acceptance on local bus services during this period.
It is reported that those injured included the tram driver and four ticket inspectors but the injuries were described as not life-threatening with those injured taken to hospital as a precaution.