CIE ready for rush at weekend


THE Easter Bank Holiday rush will start today as holiday makers head off for one of the year's longest weekend breaks.

Sunny, dry weather is expected in the east for most of the weekend, with a risk of drizzle or showers mostly in western counties, according to Met Eireann. Day time temperatures will be normal at between 14 and 17 Celsius.

Iarnrod Eireann will operate more than 30 extra trains and carry 180,000 passengers on its InterCity services over the holiday period - double the normal weekend traffic.

DART, Arrow, Dublin sub urban services and feeder buses will operate to a Saturday time table on Good Friday.

On Easter Monday, DART trains and feeder buses will run to a Sunday timetable. There will be no Arrow service to Kildare and no Maynooth, Drogheda/Dundalk or Arklow suburban services on Easter Monday.

Early Bird return weekend trains from Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Sligo to Dublin will operate on Tuesday instead of the usual Monday.

Dublin Bus will operate a full weekday service tomorrow but no Nitelink service from Westmoreland Street, College Street and D'Olier Street. A Sunday service will operate on Easter Monday.