Disruption of Public Transport causes frustration and hassle for Luas commuters due to crash on the 7th of December 2016.

Tallaght Hospital luas stop . Photo credit: Denise Spratt

Tallaght Hospital luas stop . Photo credit: Denise Spratt

A female driver drove into the Luas as reported yesterday and caused some passengers to be injured along with the driver of the car also. The car collided with the Luas outside Tallaght Hospital yesterday. This led to ongoing disruption throughout the day and forced Luas commuters to pack onto other services such as the Dublin Bus services to Tallaght, like the 77a route for example. Commuters on the Luas were forced to get off at Belgard and await a replacement bus. When the bus arrived it had to squeeze 50 or more passengers on board, leaving some behind to wait for the next bus, which didn’t go down well. As the bus took off, some men, who were angry over having to wait for another bus, threw a brick through the bus window, causing shards of glass to scatter everywhere on top of passengers on board. Thankfully no one was harmed, but the bus was forced to stop due to safety reasons and the commuters had to walk the remaining distance from Cookstown to Tallaght square.

Smashed bus window . Photo credit: Denise Spratt

Smashed bus window . Photo credit: Denise Spratt

The effect of Public Transport Disruptions for passengers are becoming more chaotic and causing more people to act aggressively, in my opinion, as I witnessed the group of men throw the brick through the bus window. There should  be more backup plans put in place to accommodate all involved and more security.