Friday 25 May 2018

DART passengers spent more than an hour to travel one stop this morning

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A mechanical fault on the DART line caused significant delays for commuters this morning.

The incident occurred on the Greystones to Bray line - and the train at Greystones station was unable to depart while it was ongoing. 

Irish Rail informed passengers of the fault shortly before 730am but many had already arrived at the train station.

Initial reports that the service would be delayed by approximately 15 minutes were soon re-evaluated.

A number of passengers relying on the DART for travel to exams and work turned to Twitter to complain over the delay.

A spokesperson for Iarnrod Eireann made the announcement at 830am that delays had worsened - advising commuters to make alternative travel arrangements.

Dublin Bus accepted valid tickets from affected passengers while the incident was ongoing.

The mechanical fault on the train line was repaired shortly before 9am but a points fault remained.

Passengers were warned to expect knock on delays for a number of hours.

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