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18th Nov 2019

Lansdowne DART Station CLOSED for Denmark game

Rob O'Hanrahan

It’s in preparation for Euro 2020.

Lansdowne DART station will be closed for this evening’s final group game against Denmark as Dublin gets ready to host a number of games in the European Championships next summer. The station will be closed between 5:30 pm and 11pm on Monday 18th. DART services will continue as scheduled, but passengers will be required to disembark at either Grand Canal Dock DART Station or Sandymount DART Station during the closure.

The FAI released the following statement on their website;

“The decision to hold a trial closure of Lansdowne Road DART Station on the evening of the Republic of Ireland vs Denmark game was taken jointly by the Dublin UEFA EURO 2020 Local Organising Structure (LOS) made up of Dublin City Council, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and the Aviva Stadium, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, the National Transport Authority (NTA), and Iarnród Éireann.

“The purpose of the exercise is to examine logistics, mobility, safety, security and stadium access prior to next June’s matches. The Republic of Ireland vs Denmark UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifying match was chosen for this exercise as the spectator numbers are anticipated to be similar to a UEFA EURO 2020 Finals Tournament match.

Regular users of Lansdowne Road DART Station and Republic of Ireland vs Denmark match ticket holders are encouraged to visit where detailed FAQs on this exercise and maps of the Access Routes can be found. Passengers with restricted mobility, who typically use Lansdowne Road Station but will not be attending the match, should contact [email protected] for assistance.”

Being the closest station to the ground, as well as an important part of the DART system heading out towards Greystones, the move is likely to affect a number of people attending the game and those heading in and out of the city.

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