Sunday 24 June 2018

Dart services suspended after train derails near Dun Laoghaire

Two investigations launched into incident this evening

Passengers leave the train in Dun Laoghaire. Picture: @AndrewIrish1
Passengers leave the train in Dun Laoghaire. Picture: @AndrewIrish1
Passengers disembarking from the Dart. Picture: @RailUsersIre
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Dart services between Dun Laoghaire and Lansdowne Road have been suspended this evening after a train derailed.

A spokeswoman for Irish Rail confirmed that the 4.45pm service from Howth to Bray was travelling at low speed when the incident happened shortly after 6.15pm just outside Dun Laoghaire.

The Train derailed outside Dun Laoghaire station. Picture: Independent.ie reader
The Train derailed outside Dun Laoghaire station. Picture: Independent.ie reader

The train was travelling at low speed when it derailed.

The spokeswoman confirmed: "We currently have no services between Dun Laoghaire and Lansdowne and we don't expect to have them back for some time."

It is understood that the carriage derailed near the station.

Dublin Fire Brigade has sent two fire engines to the scene.


There were no reported injuries. An evacuation plan is being put in place for passengers stuck on board the train.

Dublin Bus are honouring rail tickets and the Rosslare services will be via bus transfers.

The spokeswoman confirmed that Irish Rail will launch an investigation and an independent enquiry will be carried out by the Rail Accident Investigation Unit.

Irish Rail staff are also on the scene.

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