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Dublin: 4 °C Thursday 12 December, 2019

No normal Dart service until tomorrow morning after 'low speed derailment' at Dun Laoghaire

There are currently no services between Lansdowne Road and Dun Laoghaire.

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Updated 9.13pm

THERE ARE MAJOR delays on southbound Dart services this evening, after a low-speed derailment at Dun Laoghaire.

Services are currently suspended between Lansdowne Road and Dun Laoghaire. There are services, however, between Lansdowne Road and Howth/Malahide, and Bray and Greystones only.

The line between Lansdowne Road and Bray is not expected to reopen this evening.

“A full service is expected to operate from first service in the morning,” Irish Rail said on Twitter. It advised customers to check the Irish Rail Twitter page and for updates.

Dublin Bus is accepting rail tickets on local services, while bus transfers will operate for Rosslare services.

An Irish Rail spokesperson told that the derailment occurred on the 4.45pm Dart service north of Dun Laoghaire at around 6.15pm.

They said: “There is no report of injuries to anyone onboard. Services are suspended between Lansdowne Road and Dun Laoghaire, until further notice.

Customers onboard this services and services that are currently between Dun Laoghaire and Lansdowne Road will be detrained and walked back to the nearest Station by Iarnród Éireann staff.

“Iarnród Éireann, The Rail Accident Investigation Unit and the Commission for Rail Regulation will all be investigating this incident.”

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