No coaches or trains on Friday, service providers confirm

People are urged to stay indoors for their own safety

Barry Landy

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No coaches or trains on Friday, service providers confirm

The quiet scene at Clarke Station in Dundalk on Wednesday. PIC: Darran Rafferty

As expected, confirmation has been made today that local coach and rail service providers will not be operating on Friday as Storm Emma intensifies and much of the country shuts down amidst the extreme weather. 

In a statement released this afternoon, Matthews.ie said, "Due to the ongoing Status Red weather warning, Matthews.ie have suspended all routes until further notice.'

Matthews, who run 133 services a day between the north east and Dublin, say the company will continue to review the situation and passengers will be kept updated through the Matthews.ie Facebook page.

Matthews.ie have not been operating services since Tuesday night. Bus Eireann are also not operating local and regional services in light of the weather. They advise passengers to check on social media and their website for up to date information going forward. 

Elsewhere, Irish Rail have reminded passengers no services will run on Friday. Trains did run to and from Clarke Station all day on Wednesday and on Thursday morning but have been winding down this afternoon and are set to cease. 

With Louth County Council stopping snow plough and gritting operations, motorists are urged to stay off the road and remain indoors for their own safety in light of ongoing Status Red weather warnings. 

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