Info for Lansdowne Road DART Station users

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Info for Lansdowne Road DART Station users

Below is relevant information regarding the temporary closure of Lansdowne Road DART Station on the evening of Monday, 18th November for the UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying match between Republic of Ireland and Denmark.
18th Oct 2019

What date will Lansdowne Road train station close?
The Lansdowne Road DART/Train Station will be closed for five-and-a-half hours on the evening of Monday November 18th 2019 the day of the Republic of Ireland vs Denmark UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying match in the Aviva Stadium. 

What times?
It will be closed from 17:30 and reopen at 23:00

What’s your advice for spectators?

  1. Use the spectator maps to select the most appropriate route to take, available at www.euro2020.fai.ie
  2. Arrive at the stadium early, extra time may be needed, turnstiles open at 18:15
  3. Follow Iarnród Éireann, FAIreland, Aviva Stadium, An Garda Síochána, and Dublin City Council social media channels
  4. On match day follow the advice from Gardaí, stewards, volunteers and the directional signage

Will the DART still run on this day?
Yes, DART services will still run northbound and southbound. The only change to the normal service is that the DART won’t be stopping at Lansdowne Road DART/Train Station between 17.30 and 23.00 on Monday November 18th 2019. 

What are the last trains that will serve Lansdowne Road on afternoon of 18th November before the station closes? 
The last Northbound DART will be at 17:21 to Malahide 

The last Commuter service will be 17:25 to Drogheda

The last Southbound DART will be at 17:27 to Bray 

Why have you closed Lansdowne Road train station?
The closure of Lansdowne Road Station for the Republic of Ireland vs Demark game is being undertaken as a trial ahead of the hosting of four games at EURO 2020 at the Aviva Stadium next summer. The undertaking is necessary in order to examine: logistics, mobility, safety, security and stadium access.

The matches at EURO 2020 will have different profiles, requirements, mobility patterns, and ticketing systems to a normal game at Aviva Stadium. It is expected that the countries participating in the EURO 2020 games in Dublin will bring a lot of supporters to the city, some of whom will not have tickets. Following reviews at UEFA Tournaments and Finals, UEFA’s recommendation would be to increase the area of the outer perimeter to avoid congestion in the area.

The change in the access systems allows the Match Operations team to prevent ticketless supporters accessing the inner cordon of the stadium thus creating a safe environment and queuing system at the turnstiles and staying within the safe holding capacity of the approach roads to the turnstiles. Following this trial, a joint review will be undertaken in advance of EURO 2020.

For DART service or Lansdowne Road Station Users:

I live in the area, where will I have to get off?
For passengers traveling to Lansdowne Road DART/Train Station from the south of the city, we advise getting off at Sandymount DART/Train Station. For passengers traveling to the Lansdowne Road DART/Train Station from the north of the city, we advise getting off at Grand Canal Dock DART/Train Station.

My train travels through Lansdowne Road Station (e.g. I get the DART from Pearse to Bray to get home every evening), will I be impacted?
You will not be impacted in any way. All services will continue to operate during this time, they will just not serve Lansdowne Road. 

I am a wheelchair user, that is not attending the match and I use Lansdowne Road in the evening at 19:00hrs to get home from work, what will I do on 18th November?
If you are in this situation, please contact access@irishrail.ie for assistance.

What services will be made available to passengers attending the match in wheelchairs and with limited mobility etc?
Wheelchair users who normally use Lansdowne Road Station and require assistance to travel to Aviva Stadium should alight at Sandymount Station to avail of a dedicated shuttle bus. All wheelchair users intending to travel to the match should contact uefaeuro2020@fai.ie for assistance. 

I work in AIB Bank Centre and use the gate onto Lansdowne Road northbound Platform to get home, what will I do on 18th Nov?
This gate will close at 17:30 on November 18th, you will then be asked to use Sandymount or Grand Canal Dock for your commute home. 

Will Lansdowne Road station now always be closed for events at the Aviva?
No, we are using Republic of Ireland V Denmark to examine: logistics, mobility, safety, security and stadium access ahead of hosting UEFA EURO 2020. It will be open for all other events. Following this trial, a joint review will be undertaken in advance of EURO 2020. 

Will Dublin Bus honour rail tickets for the duration of the closure? 
Yes 

 
Will there be additional Dublin Bus services available?

Additional services will be made available by Dublin Bus on routes 4 and 7. 

I am an Iarnród Éireann annual ticket holder, can I get a refund as I will now not be able to travel on the DART due to the closure of Lansdowne Road?
Your ticket will be valid on Dublin Bus services, or you can travel to/from Sandymount or Grand Canal Dock Stations. 

Will there be Road closures? Where and what times?
The road closures in place for this match are the same as for all other events at the Aviva Stadium. Please see www.garda.ie for all details. 

Temporary traffic diversions may be required at Barrow Street and this will be managed by An Garda Síochána. 

Where will any further road closures or train station closures be communicated?
The road closure for this event are the same as for all other events in the Aviva Stadium. 

Any road or train station closures will be communicated via the Dublin City Council, FAI, Iarnród Éireann, NTA and Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport channels. 
 

For people travelling to watch Republic of Ireland vs Denmark at the Aviva Stadium

I’m going to the game, I always go to Lansdowne Road Station. Where will I have to get off now?
 

Travelling to the game from the City Centre

Colour Route

Station to disembark

Blue

Grand Canal Dock

Green

Grand Canal Dock

Orange

Grand Canal Dock

Red

Grand Canal Dock

Purple

Sandymount

Travelling to the game from Bray/Greystones

Colour Route

Station to disembark

Blue

Sandymount

Green

Sandymount

Orange

Sandymount

Red

Grand Canal Dock

Purple

Sandymount

Do I need to get to the game earlier than usual? 
We are advising fans to allow for extra time in travelling to the game, particularly as Lansdowne Road DART/Train Station will be temporarily closed. 

The stadium will open at the usual time of 18.15 which will allow all patrons to arrive on time.

What if I am meeting friends with my ticket outside the stadium?
In such a scenario, we’d advise fans to meet outside the ticket check barrier rather than outside the stadium. 

Are the ticket collection points affected by these measures?
No. The ticket collection point will be the same as for other fixtures at Lansdowne Rugby Club. 

What coloured routes to the Aviva Stadium will this affect? 
The access procedures will remain the same but fans using the Green, Red and Purple access routes into the Aviva Stadium will go through an amended ticket and security check featuring additional barriers on their route to the Aviva Stadium. Fans using the Blue and Orange access routes will remain unaffected. 

How long will it take me to walk from Grand Canal Dock to the Aviva Stadium?
It is approximately 1km from Grand Canal Dock to the Aviva Stadium, please allow between 10 and 15 minutes to reach the outer cordon of the stadium.

How long will it take me to walk from Sandymount to the Aviva Stadium?
It is approximately 1.5km from Sandymount to the Aviva Stadium, please allow between 15 and 20 minutes to reach the outer cordon of the stadium. 

I am not familiar with this part of the city, how will I find my way from the DART station to the Aviva?
Additional directional signage will be in place on the walking routes from both stations. Additional stewards and volunteers will also be located at strategic locations to guide supporters to the stadium.

I am a wheelchair user, who normally alights at Lansdowne Road to go to the Aviva, Grand Canal Dock and Sandymount are too far for me travel on my wheels, how will I be accommodated? 
Wheelchair users who normally alight at Lansdowne Road Station and require assistance to travel to Aviva Stadium should alight at Sandymount Station to avail of a dedicated shuttle bus. All wheelchair users intending to travel to the match should contact uefaeuro2020@fai.ie for assistance. 

I have limited mobility and am not able to walk 1km to the Aviva?
Match-goers with limited mobility should contact the FAI at uefaeuro2020@fai.ie for further assistance. 

Will extra car park spaces be made available at the Aviva Stadium for wheelchair users? 
We have the normal cark parking provisions in place for wheelchair users in the Aviva Stadium.