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Luas red line disrupted by tangled wires

A Luas tram will have to be towed back to the depot.

LUAS SERVICES HAVE been stopped for the time being along a portion of the red line, after emergency services responded to tangled overhead wires on Capel Street.

The incident, which occurred at around 4pm this afternoon, involved cables from an unknown building becoming entangled and damaging the Luas line pantograph, according to a spokesperson for Transdev, which operates Luas.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Fire Brigade told TheJournal.ie that one person had been hospitalised as a result of the incident.

There is at present no service on the Luas red line between Smithfield and Connolly/The Point, while the tram affected undergoes a “tow push” back to the depot.

Transdev have dismissed earlier claims that there were “live wires” loose on Capel Street/Mary Street, stating that the incident did not pose any threat to pedestrians in the area.

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