Date:23 September 2016
Due to the Dublin Bus strike on Friday, 23 September 2016, UCD Estate Services are putting in place the following additional services.
Dart Shuttle Bus
The DART shuttle bus operating hours will be extended to operate between the hours 07.30 and 1800hrs, this will operate as follows:
Depart Sydney Parade from 07.30 to 13.00hrs every 30 minutes. Depart UCD (outside Veterinary Hospital) from 13.30 to 18.00hrs every 30 minutes. This service will be charged at €1 per trip.
Luas Shuttle Bus
A temporary Luas shuttle bus service will operate once per hour on Thursday and Friday only. To leave Windy Arbour Luas station at the following times: 07:30, 08:00, 8.30, 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30 and 13.30. The bus will depart from the Sports Centre Bus stop (near the roundabout) at 14.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.30 and 18.30 – no charge for this service.
For those wishing to cycle, shower and changing facilities are available in the UCD Sports Centre and UCD O’Brien Centre for Science (H0.13).
Commuting by Car
As traffic levels are expected to be high on Thursday and Friday, UCD Commuting recommend that if feasible commuters try and avoid travelling by private cars. If this is not feasible why not try car sharing, maybe you and some colleagues could share a lift. Car sharing opportunities are also available at www.carsharing.ie/ucd
As semester 1 permit parking is now in operation (since Monday, 12 September), commuters who have no other choice but to drive, but do not require an annual permit, may park in any permit car park for €1 per hour or €3 per day by using the following parkbytext code 0240 (this offer is only valid for the 15 & 16 September 2016).
Extra customer service stewards will be on hand on both days and the traffic calming barriers will remain open. Car parks at Roebuck and Newstead generally have more spaces available.
Private Coach services
The following private coach operators serve the campus. For further information please check their websites.
Dublin Bus services are to terminate at 9pm on Thursday 22 September 2016 ahead of the latest 48-hour stoppage.
Going forward, commuting information relating to proposed Dublin Bus Strike action will be posted on www.ucd.ie/commuting a day prior to the stoppage.