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Publication

Be Winter Ready

Published: 6 November 2019
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Introduction

The 2019/2020 'Be Winter Ready' Campaign launched on 6th November 2019. This page provides a number of sources for up-to-date information on transport services and roads during severe weather.

For more information on planning for winter and updates during severe weather, you can follow the Office of Emergency Planning on Twitter: OEP (@emergencyIE)

You can find information on the campaign at the Be Winter Ready website. The focus for this year's campaign is Met Eireann Weather Warnings. The website has advice and information on how to prepare for winter, and includes a number of targeted leaflets on themes such as flooding, farming, health and road safety.

Weather

Web - Met Éireann - Latest Weather Information - Rainfall Radar

Twitter - www.twitter.com/meteireann ( @meteireann )

Facebook - www.facebook.com/met-éireann

Met Éireann app - available from itunes app store and google play

The app now includes push notifications for all weather warnings

Public Transport

Transport operators provide regular updates on their services via social media, particularly during severe weather events. Details for all public transport operators are listed below.

Information on public transport and taxis can also be found on the Transport For Ireland website For more information you can download the Transport For Ireland real-time app or check Transport For Ireland on Twitter

Please be aware that during severe weather events real time information may not always be available. Check your operator’s social media or website for the most up to date information.

Bus Éireann

Web - Bus Éireann - News Centre

Twitter - www.twitter.com/buseireann (@buseireann)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/buseireann

Local Bus Stations - Bus Station Information

Phone - 1850 836 611, 08.30 - 18.00 daily

Dublin Bus

Web - Dublin Bus

News Centre - News Centre

Twitter - www.twitter.com/dublinbusnews (@dublinbusnews)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/dublinbusnews

Phone - (01) 8734222, open 08.30 – 18.00, Mon-Sat (except public holidays) during periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours are extended and operate 7 days a week.

Go-Ahead Ireland

Web - Go Ahead Ireland

Twitter - www.twitter.com/goaheadireland (@goaheadireland)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/goaheadireland

Phone Customer Queries - 1850 80 40 71 Mon–Fri 07.00 - 19.00 Sat - Sun & Public Holidays: 08.00 – 18.00

Local Link

Web - Local Link - Local Link Services

Phone - Contact Information for services in your area Offices are open Mon- Fri 09.00 – 17.00.

Irish Rail

Web - Irish Rail

Twitter - www.twitter.com/irishrail (@irishrail)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/iarnrodeireann

Phone - Telephone 1850 366 222, open Mon-Fri 08.30 – 18.00, (except public holidays)

Outside Republic of Ireland – 3531-8366222 During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours are extended.

Luas

Web - Luas

Twitter - www.twitter.com/luas (@luas)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/luas

Phone - 1800 300 604, Mon-Fri. 07.00 – 19.00, Sat 10.00 – 14.00 (except public holidays). During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours are extended and operate 7 days a week.

Airports

Note Each airport advises that during severe weather those intending to fly should check with their airlines before travelling to the airport.

Dublin Airport

Web - Dublin Airport - Live Departures Live Arrivals

Twitter - twitter.com/dublinairport (@dublinairport)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/dublinairport

Contact details for airlines - Airlines flying from Terminal 1 and 2

Cork Airport

Web - Cork Airport - Live Departures - Live Arrivals

Twitter - www.twitter.com/corkairport (@corkairport)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/flycork

Contact details Airlines and Tour Operators

Shannon Airport

Web - Shannon Airport

Twitter - www.twitter.com/shannonairport (@shannonairport)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/shannonairport

Ferries

Irish Ferries

Web Irish Ferries - Sailing Updates

Twitter - www.twitter.com/irish_ferries

Facebook - www.facebook.com/irishferriesofficial

Phone Customer contact centre 0818 300 400 - Mon - Fri 08.00-19.00, Sat 08.00 -16.00

Stena Line

Web - Stena Line - Latest Sailing Updates

Twitter - www.twitter.com/stenalineukie (@stenalineukie)

Facebook - www.facebook.com/stenalineukie

Phone - Customer Services 01 907 5477

Brittany Ferries

Web - Brittany Ferries - Sailing Updates

Twitter - www.twitter.com/brittanyferries (@BrittanyFerries)

Phone - 021 427 7801 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30 (closing for lunch between 13.00 and 14.00)

Roads

Transport Infrastructure Ireland provides regularly updated information on road traffic updates and road weather conditions (including air and road temperatures, wind speeds). This information can be used to help road users to plan journeys safely.

TII Website - Traffic Updates and information

Twitter - www.twitter.com/tiitraffic (@tiitraffic)

Other information sources:

AA Roadwatch - AA Roadwatch traffic updates

AA Roadwatch twitter - AA Roadwatch facebook

An Garda Síochana safety advice during severe weather

An Garda Síochána Twitter Updates (@GardaTraffic)

Information updates on traffic are available on your local radio station, for information on traffic in Dublin city, check Dublin Live , or tune to Live Drive 103.2 FM or follow Dublin Live Twitter updates

Local Authorities

Local authorities can provide details of the priority roads in your county to be salted in the event of ice or snow. Phone and email contact details for your local authority are available on the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government website. A number of local authorities are now using free alert services to keep the public updated on disruptions in their area. The alerts can cover issues such as flooding, road closures, and water supply disruptions.

Road Safety Authority

The Road Safety Authority provides information and advice on road safety during severe weather on their website . You can find advice on driving in snow, on wet roads, flooded roads and in icy conditions in a number of short videos here .

You can also listen to Public Service Broadcast messages regarding road use in poor/bad weather

The RSA publish a number of guides for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians (clicking the links below will open these guides as a download).

Top 10 Tips for Winter Driving

Top 10 Safety Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice

Top Tips for Road Users in Wet, Flooded and Windy Conditions

Advice for Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorcyclists in Snow and Icy Conditions

How to drive in Hail