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All Maynooth train services resume but with 'significant delays' after damage was caused by lightning

All users of Dublin to Sligo/Longford services will be impacted by the delays.

Updated Jul 30th 2019, 6:26 PM

All SERVICES ARE expected to depart from Connolly station this evening but customers are being warned to expect delays following damage caused by lightning. 

Passengers were earlier advised to make alternative travel plans this evening after lightning damage led to all Dublin to Maynooth/M3 services being suspended.

Irish Rail said that signalling has been damaged due to lightning which caused the suspension of trains.

“Customers for Dublin/Longford/Sligo services [are] advised to make alternative arrangements,” it said on Twitter.

However, a spokesperson for the company has since said the lines are fully reopened following the departure of the 6.20pm train from Connolly to Sligo. 

“All lines have reopened but we are advising all customers to expect significant delays on their journeys,” they said. 

Irish Rail added it would continue to provide updates to customers. 

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