Bus transfers between Limerick and Ennis as flooding causes Irish Rail disruptions

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Bus transfers between Limerick and Ennis as flooding causes Irish Rail disruptions

Ballycar been an area affected by 'significant flood events in recent years'. Picture of flooding from 2014 PICTURE: PRESS 22

COMMUTERS planning to travel between Limerick and Ennis by train will have to avail of bus transfers, following days of flooding in County Clare. 

As a result of flooding in Ballycar, Clare, Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has issued an alert to customers that bus transfers will operation between Limerick and Ennis. 

This has been active since last Saturday. 

“This is due to flooding at Ballycar, an area which has seen a number of significant flood events in recent years, and the bus transfers are expected to continue for a number of weeks.”

All railway services will be substituted by bus. People travelling by rail between Limerick and Galway will have to avail of the bus between Limerick and Ennis. 

Irish Rail said that Sixmilebridge Station will have bus transfers to and from Limerick and Ennis, but to a reduced frequency, details of which are avaiable on the website’s journey planner. 

“Iarnród Éireann will monitor flood levels which are continuing to rise, and advise customers on likely service restoration dates when flood levels begin to recede.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”