Wednesday 28 January 2015

Stones pelted at bus and passenger struck by glass fragments

Alan O’Keeffe

Published 18/03/2014 | 22:24

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The damaged bus was brought back to a depot and repaired.

Bus services were withdrawn from Neilstown in Dublin after a window of a moving bus was smashed with a stone.

The Number 40 bus was travelling on the Fonthill Road at 8.45 pm when a stone was thrown at the vehicle.

The stone broke a window on the bus and a woman passenger was struck by glass fragments.

Ambulance paramedics tended to the woman at the scene but she did not need hospital treatment. 

Gardai were called to the area.

A spokeswoman for Dublin Bus said the anti-social behaviour resulted in a decision being taken to suspend bus services on the Fonthill Road for one hour. 

Buses were diverted away from the route during that time.

Normal service resumed on the 40 route at 9.45 pm.  The damaged bus was brought back to a depot and repaired.

A previous episode of anti-social behavior on the Neilstown Road-Fonthill Road route caused a suspension of service following an incident in October.

The spokeswoman said Dublin Bus was working very hard with the local community to reduce anti-social behaviour and the incidents of anti-social behaviour impacting on bus services had greatly diminished.

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