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21st May 2024

Dublin road closures announced ahead of Europa League final

Simon Kelly

DART services have also been altered.

A number of road closures have been announced ahead of the Europa League Final in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday evening.

The final between German champions Bayer Leverkusen and Italian side Atalanta kicks off at 8 pm, while turnstiles open at 5 pm.

An Garda Síochána have warned of “large volumes of traffic” in and around the stadium and the Dublin 4 area ahead of and after the match.

Road users around the city are warned to expect delays and rolling road closures.

3,000 gardaí are expected to be on duty to police the final as roughly 46,000 fans are expected to descend upon the capital.

Dublin road closures announced ahead of Europa League final

Gardaí have announced a vehicle cordon will be put in place from 3 pm on Wednesday at the following locations:

  • Lansdowne Road – both sides from Northumberland Road to Herbert Road
  • Shelbourne Road – both sides from Ballsbridge to Bath Avenue
  • Bath Avenue, both sides from Londonbridge Road to Shelbourne Road
  • Newbridge Avenue
  • Herbert Road
  • Lansdowne Lane from Northumberland Road to Shelbourne Road
  • Lansdowne Park

In their Traffic Plan ahead of the event, Garda also announced that southbound traffic on Grand Canal Street will access Merrion Road via Haddington Road and Northumberland Road and will access the Strand Road and Sandymount Area via South Lotts Road and Irishtown.

Northbound traffic on Merrion Road wishing to access Shelbourne Road towards the city centre will be diverted onto Pembroke Road, Northumberland Road, Haddington Road and Grand Canal Street.

Other rolling road closures may be required due to temporary fan movements, potential protest activity or other non-event road-related incidents. 

The traffic diversions and road closures will remain in force until the event is completed and the roads are free of pedestrian traffic.

DART station closures ahead of Europa League final

Lansdowne Road DART Station will close at 4 pm on the 22nd May 2024 and will not reopen on that date.

All passengers intending to use DART Stations from 4 pm will be directed to Grand Canal Dock or Sandymount DART Stations.

Grand Canal Dock and Sandymount DART Stations will operate as normal.

Additional management measures for queuing and access/egress from both stations will be put in place. 

All match patrons will be advised in advance of the closure of Lansdowne Road DART Station and the use of the alternative stations. 

Walking signage to each DART station will be put in place by Dublin City Council.

The DART barriers on Lansdown Road will close at 4 pm and will remain down for the duration of the event to facilitate free movement of trains.

Pedestrians will transverse the railway line via the underpass in the Aviva Stadium.

Fan Marches

Fans of both teams are expected to march towards the stadium ahead of kick-off.

Atalanta fans will leave Simmonscourt Road at approximately 5.30 pm and walk to the Aviva Stadium via Simmonscourt Road, Merrion Road, Pembroke Road and Lansdowne Road. 

Some rolling road closures are expected in the areas of Merrion Road, Pembroke Road, and Northumberland Road.

Bayer Leverkusen supporters will leave Shelbourne Park at approximately 5.30 pm and walk to the Aviva Stadium via South Lotts Road, and Bath Avenue.

Rolling road closures are also expected throughout this route.

For further information, check out the Garda Traffic Management Plan.

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