Fine Gael Senator, Neale Richmond, has called on LUAS operator Transdev to put in place a proper plan for major events following chaotic scenes after the Michael Bublé concert in Croke Park.
Senator Richmond said he received numerous complaints from commuters attempting to make their way home following Saturday night’s concert in Dublin.
“With the business end of the GAA championship looming which will see big crowds flock to Croke Park, I am calling on LUAS to put in place a proper plan to deal with busy off peak events.
“Following the Michael Bublé concert in Croke Park, I was inundated with calls from angry constituents who had to battle with overcrowding and mass confusion to take the LUAS home.
“The trams were as busy as they would normally be at any time in rush hour as LUAS insisted on using a skeleton service,” Senator Richmond said.
“Confusion reigned as inadequate signage and a lack of LUAS staff on the ground meant those not used to taking the LUAS were left clueless.
“This is one of the busiest summers in terms of concerts, events and sporting occasions that Dublin has seen in many years. While this is great for the city, our transport infrastructure needs to be able to meet this demand.
“I’m calling on LUAS operator, Transdev, to put in place an improved plan for big events.”