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Probe as another Luas derails

A TEAM of investigators is probing the derailing of a Luas tram in Dublin last night. No one was injured in the incident which happened at the end of the Red Line at The Point.

A Veolia Transport spokeswoman said today there were no passengers on board when it derailed at 10.20pm. The driver emerged unscathed from the tram.

"At this stage I'm unable to say how it happened," said the spokeswoman today.

The derailing halted services between Lower Abbey Street and The Point for the rest of the night. Services between Lower Abbey Street and Tallaght were unaffected.

Full services were restored this morning and trams were running the entire length of the Red Line from 5.30am today.

The incident is the first derailing to happen on the new extension to the Red Line between Connolly Station and The Point since it opened on December 8 last. It is the first derailing of a Luas tram since the dramatic collision between a Red Line Luas and a Dublin Bus at the junction of O'Connell Street and Abbey Street on September 16 last.