Tuesday 28 February 2017

Severe delays on all Irish Rail services as passengers await crane to remove obstacle from line

Sam Griffin

David Franks, Irish Rail chief executive
David Franks, Irish Rail chief executive

There are severe delays to Irish Rail services between Dublin and the south the country this morning due to a mechanical fault on a line.

The company said delays of between 45 minutes and and one hour and ten minutes are affecting Cork, Kerry & Limerick services in both directions.

The problem relates to on-track machinery which Irish Rail says has been cleared from one line, and some services are back moving, but are subject to severe delays at present. 

A crane to remove the machine is required and is expected to be on site at around 10am.

Earlier the 6.15am train form Cork to Dublin did not operate non-stop, as is normal, due to the problem

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