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Disruption to Dublin-Belfast trains due to Lurgan security alert

Army ammunitions officers have been sent to the line at Lurgan, after a suspicious device was spotted there overnight.

The Bells Row area of Lurgan, where army ammunitions officers are dealing with a suspicious device on the line.
The Bells Row area of Lurgan, where army ammunitions officers are dealing with a suspicious device on the line.
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DUBLIN-BELFAST ENTERPRISE services have been disrupted this morning following a security alert north of the border.

PSNI are dealing with reports of a suspicious device being left on the line at the Bells Row area of Lurgan.

The device was reported at 1:30am this morning.

Ammunition technical officers have been sent to the scene and trains have been stopped from using the line at that point. A number of local residents have been evacuated.

Irish Rail said a bus transfer had been put in place between Newry and Portadown to carry customers travelling in either direction.

Local road traffic diversions are also in place.

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