Thursday 19 October 2017

Train disruption after vandals derail a Dart

TRAIN services between Dublin and Rosslare Harbour were disprupted for several hours early last Wednesday after vandals derailed a Dart near Bray after dropping rocks on to the line.

Irish Rail reported the matter to gardai after an inspection revealed the rocks that knocked the train off the line were almost certainly taken from a wall at a walkway above the train line and rolled down onto it.

The Greystones to Connolly service was derailed around a mile from Bray station at 11.10 p.m. on Tuesday.

None of the 33 people on board were injured during the incident, but the line between Greystones and Bray was closed for a number of hours – causing major disruption for some commuters.

By mid-morning on Wednesday, Irish Rail said the line had re-opened and that full services had resumed.

Bus transfers were arranged for Rosslare-Dublin Intercity and Wexford-Wicklow-Dublin commuter services while the line was closed.

Wexford People

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