Gardaí Warn Of College Green Traffic Changes

A new traffic scheme that aims to significantly reduce journey times for cross city public transport and facilitate increased reliability and frequency starts in Dublin on Monday.

The College Green Bus Corridor Scheme will be operational from Monday to Friday between the hours 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm inclusive.

The police have warned that officers will be 'policing' the new arrangements and will be deployed in a high visibly capacity for the initial two weeks.

"Bus lane regulations will be enforced by gardaí attached to Divisional Traffic Units at Pearse Street and Store Street along with Regional Traffic Division, Dublin Castle," said a statement this afternoon.

Garda Air Support will also be deployed to monitor traffic in the area and across the city during implementation.

Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid at Regional Traffic Division Dublin Castle commented: "We are for appealing for motorists to familiarise themselves with the new bus corridor and plan their journeys accordingly."

He noted that the offence of entering or parking in a bus lane is provided for by The Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 and said that minor offences will be dealt with by way of a €60 fixed charge penalty.

Further details can be found at www.dublincity.ie


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