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Sunday 18 March 2018

'Be Leaf it or not' - why do leaves cause problems for commuters?

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

DART and commuter trains were delayed by up to 40 minutes today because of fallen leaves on the line.

Iarnrod Eireann has produced a video, posted on YouTube, called 'Be Leaf it or not', explaining why they cause problems and how the company tackles the issue.

A spokesman said that winter was the company's least favourite season, and that customers found it difficult to understand how a few leaves caused trains weighing hundreds of tonnes to be delayed.

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