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Major delays for Irish Rail commuters as signal fault halts services

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The country's newest train line is failing to attract passengers

The country's newest train line is failing to attract passengers

The country's newest train line is failing to attract passengers

Commuters were left looking for alternative routes home this evening as a major signal fault temporarily halted services.

Iarnrod Eireann said all DART and rail services were stopped just before 6pm on the Drogheda to Greystones line.

Although the technical issue was amended soon afterwards, passengers can expect a long delay to their journey home.

"Trains are now resuming across Dart and Commuter following signal fault Drogheda to Greystones. Delays of 30-40 mins in total," Irish Rail tweeted just before 630pm.

However, passengers have been active on social media after this announcement advising fellow commuters that the delay may be much longer.

Reports of "stationary" trains at Glenageary and Blackrock followed Irish Rail's service update tweet.

Irish Rail stated that all rail tcikets were valid on Dublin Bus transport.

More to follow.

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