Translink Dublin buses operating as Bus Eireann staff go on strike

A Translink spokesperson has advised those travelling from Derry to Dublin that their Goldline services are continuing to operate today as Bus Éireann staff go on strike.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:03 am
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 11:54 am
Bus Eireann staff have called an all out strike. (File Pic: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Bus Éireann staff are conducting an all-out strike across Ireland after the company decided to press ahead with a raft of cuts and reforms due to financial pressures.

Bus Éireann recently confirmed that it was scrapping the twice daily Route 33 Service on May 28.

A spokesperson for Translink said today: “Our Goldline coach services from Belfast and Derry to Dublin, the X1, X2, X3 and X4 services, continue to operate today.

“We also plan to have extra coach capacity on our services to manage increased demand.

“Bus Eireann services on the X1 from Belfast and X3 from Derry are not currently operating as a result of industrial action.

“We would advise intending passengers to check our website which shows which services are operated by ourselves and which are operated by Bus Eireann.

“Intending passengers travelling to Dublin can also use frequent Enterprise trains from Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly.”