Date:24 March 2017
You may be aware of the Bus Eireann Industrial Action, proposed to start on Friday 24th March 2017 for an indefinite period. If you use Bus Eireann services to travel to campus, please find below information to assist you to plan your travel while industrial action is on-going.
UCD Estate Services would like to highlight the following information:
You can get daily updates on services affected on www.transportforireland.ie
National Journey Planner – The multi-modal national Journey Planner will be updated to reflect affected services. Download the app for Android, Apple or Windows free of charge or see www.transportforireland.ie to use the planner.
Of course our team will try an provide timely updates as events develop.
Dart Shuttle Bus
The DART shuttle bus operating hours are:
Depart Sydney Parade from 08.00 to 10.00hrs every 30 minutes. Depart UCD (outside Veterinary Hospital) from 16.00 to 18.00hrs every 30 minutes. This service has a charge of €1 per trip.
More information on getting to UCD by Train / DART
Cycling and walking
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). A secure bike lock-up is now available near the CSCB building. For more information on bike safety and security check this page.
Many of us live too far to commute on foot– but by getting a public transport some of the way you could integrate exercise with your commute. Sydney Parade DART station and Windy Arbour LUAS stop are both just a half hour walking from the centre of UCD.
Private Coach services
The following private coach operators serve the campus. For further information please check their websites.
As traffic levels are expected to increase, UCD Commuting recommends 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
Permit parking is now in full operation, and commuters who have no other choice but to drive should give themselves plenty of time to find a parking space. Those who do not have a parking permit may park in any of the visitor car parks for €1 per hour or €3 per day. Please note car parking space is limited in UCD.
Extra customer service stewards will be on hand on Monday, 27th March.