Wednesday 26 July 2017

Train delayed for 40 minutes after passenger mistakenly thought his bag had been stolen

Connolly Station. Stock picture
Connolly Station. Stock picture
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Rail passengers have been advised of delays of up to 40 minutes following an incident on board a Sligo bound train this afternoon.

Irish Rail had issued a notice to customers after the incident, on board the Connolly to Sligo train, which departed at 11.05am caused delays.

Independent.ie understands that a passenger who left their seat and returned to a different seat in error had raised the alarm that his bag had been stolen.

The man believed he had spotted a passenger exiting the train with the stolen bag.

Gardaí at Enfield were called and were expected to use CCTV to investigate.

However, Irish Rail has now been in contact with gardaí to inform them of the mix-up.

A cleaning crew is thought to have spotted the missing bag and returned it to the customer.

Passengers have been advised that the delay will cause knock on delays at intermediate stations.

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