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High winds cause delays at four Dart stations

Delays are 10 – 15 minutes at present, but not worsening.

HIGH WINDS HAVE caused some delays at four Dart stations.

A spokesperson from Iarnród Éireann explained that the high winds are blowing the gates at level crossings, “so when they were lowering they were bending out”.

This meant that the signalling system picked up that the railway was not protected and the track was not clear.

Irish Rail sent staff to the four stations to physically hold the gates in place.

“Delays aren’t worsening,” said the spokesperson. “They are about 10 to 15 minutes and we are maintaining that precaution.”

There are built-in precautions at level crossings to ensure that trains don’t run when the area isn’t secure.

The technical problems due to the wind are being experienced at Kilbarrack, Sutton, Bayside and Lansdowne.

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