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Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Someone drove a car onto the Luas tracks in Saggart this afternoon

A tow-truck was dispatched to the scene after the vehicle became stuck on the tram tracks…

Pic: Robbie Gilbert

SERVICE ON THE Luas Red Line was interrupted this afternoon after a car ended up on the tracks near the stop at Saggart.

It happened shortly after 3.30pm between the Belgard and Saggart stops in west Dublin.

The transport service was quick to point out on Twitter that they weren’t to blame for the incident:

And the issue was sorted out quickly enough:

According to a witness the car was driven onto the tracks, and proceeded some distance down the route along the ‘embedded section’ where the rail is flush with the road surface.

The car then became stuck when it hit the ‘heavy rail’ section of the tracks.

A tow-truck was dispatched to the scene, and the vehicle removed.

Pic: Robbie Gilbert

It’s the second service disruption the Red Line this afternoon, following a crash between the Kingswood and Blackhorse stops earlier.

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