Morning traffic and travel: delays after crashes on M50 and M7 and loose animals spotted

Northbound Darts have been suspended after a vehicle struck a level crossing this morning.

here are delays on the Dart this morning after a vehicle struck the Serpentine level crossing barriers in Sandymount. Delays are expected on services operating between Sandymount and Lansdowne Road in both directions. 

Irish Rail have have said northbound Dart and commuter services are suspended and Dublin Bus is honouring rail tickets.

There are also long delays on the M50 eastbound after a multi-vehicle collision earlier this morning between junction 5, Athgoe, and junction 4, Rathcoole, with the third lane still affected. 

The collision has since been cleared. Emergency services are on the scene and motorists are advised to drive with caution. 

There are also a number of animals on the M50 northbound at junction 5, Finglas on the north slip M50 to N2 causing delays.

A separate collision has occurred on the M7 eastbound between junction 8, Johnstown, and junction 7, Kill, with the middle and third lane blocked.

Irish rail have said passengers will expect delays of up to 15 minutes to Maynooth and M3 Parkway services due to signalling issues.

Due to a mechanical issue, the 08:16 M3 Parkway to Docklands service has been cancelled.

The 09:00 Docklands to M3 Parkway service will commence its journey from Clonsilla station.

The 09:08 M3 Parkway to Docklands service will terminate at Clonsilla station

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