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Hours-long delays on Irish Rail intercity routes as the Ophelia fallout continues

Cork-Dublin trains are running between two and three hours behind schedule this evening.

significant disruption to its intercity rail services File Photo Eamonn Farrell / Eamonn Farrell / /

THERE ARE MAJOR delays on Irish Rail’s intercity routes as the fallout from Storm Ophelia continues to play out.

Poor rail conditions appear to be at fault for a lot of the delays being seen this evening.

On Dublin’s Dart routes, delays of up to 15 minutes are expected as a result of a fault at Dun Laoghaire., with these delays gradually clearing.

On the commuter services, delays are expected towards Maynooth and the M3 from Dublin-Connolly due to the aforementioned poor rail conditions.

The 5.28pm service to Maynooth from Connolly has been cancelled, as has the 6.10pm service operating the same route.

All other commuter routes are expected to experience delays.

On the intercity route between Cork and Dublin Heuston, very significant delays are expected due to a mechanical fault on an earlier Dublin-bound train.

Delays are currently running at between two and three hours.

There are also delays on all other national routes of between 15 and 30 minutes as workers continue to clear debris from lines across the country, and otherwise generally poor rail conditions.

Meanwhile, customers with tickets for yesterday who didn’t travel as a result of the storm can either claim a full refund (see here) or travel at no additional charge today.

Irish Rail will continue to provide updates regarding its services throughout the evening via the company’s Twitter page here

Read: ‘It was like driving through a war zone’: Cork picking up the pieces after Storm Ophelia

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