Fight on board train grinds busy commuter route to a halt
Commuter trains were delayed this evening due to anti-social behaviour.
Three people started fighting with each other on the 18.50 Pearse Street to Drogheda train this evening, between Skerries and Balbriggan.
The incident occurred at aproximately 7.25pm - and led to minor delays on other routes using the same line.
"Three people started fighting, just among themselves thankfully, and nobody was injured," an Iarnród Eireann spokesperson told Independent.ie.
"The communications cord was pulled and gardai were called. They removed the people from the train," he added.
Another two anti-social behaviour incidents were recorded on two other train routes across the country today.
The 07.05 Tralee - Heuston route was delayed for some time due to one man, who appeared to be intoxicated and was shouting abuse at passengers. Gardai removed him from the train.
And the 09.45 Westport - Heuston train had to stop at Monasterevin in Kildare as three passengers were removed for fighting.
07:05hrs Tralee/Heuston was delayed by 25mins due to anti-social behaviour on-board, expect knock-on delays at intermediate stations.— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) December 15, 2016
The spokesperson such incidents are highly unusual for Iarnród Eireann, particularly for one day, and were entirely unrelated.
09:45 Westport Heuston is currently stopped at Monasterevin awaiting Gardai due to anti social behaviour. Update to follow— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) December 15, 2016