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Luas returns to normal service following incident with car

The Luas will return to normal service this morning following an incident with a car yesterday evening.

The car – a silver BMW – was on the tracks at the Gallops Stop near Leopardstown.

Gardai and emergency services attended the scene. Debris was visible beside the track on the road.

The Luas announced that the Green Line would return to normal service this morning.

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Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

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2015:01:06 22:17:01: HNcrds04

Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

The scene as the Gallops near Leopardstown

The scene as the Gallops near Leopardstown

Debris can be seen on the road near the car

Debris can be seen on the road near the car

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Carrickmines Luas line car crash.

“Green Line (when open at 5.30am) will operate normally. St Stephen’s Green to Brides Glen,” the official Twitter account noted.

A Garda spokesperson told Independent.ie that last night’s incident is being treated as a road traffic collision - and that the driver has only suffered minor injuries.

They said that the car collided with a power transformer on the line.

Last night, the company posted a statement on its website saying:

"The disruption to service is caused by unexpected damage to a Luas trackside box.

"The damaged box controls signals and the overhead power lines. Luas Maintenance is working to restore the system."

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