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Knock-on delays expected after 'major signal fault' affects Heuston Station services

Commuters should prepare for delays this morning.

Updated May 28th 2019, 8:15 AM

train strike 947_90528050 File Image Heuston Train Station Source: Sam Boal via Rollingnews

SOME IRISH RAIL services into and out of Heuston Station have resumed following a major signal fault this morning.  

Iarnód Éireann tweeted to say that a manual signalling system has been put in place and limited services are beginning to leave Heuston.

InterCity services, Portlaoise and Hazelhatch Grand Canal Dock Commuter services have resumed, subject to delays. 

Other Dart, commuter and intercity services in and out of Connolly have not been affected by the fault. 

Irish Rail spokesperson Jane Cregan told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that thousands of people were impacted this morning and warned of “knock-on delays” as very few services departed from their origin stations this morning.

The suspension of all rail services left many commuters stranded around the country.

In response to stranded commuters on Twitter, Irish Rail tweeted to say it was “not in a position to provide bus services”.

Because this is impacting on all services and it is the morning peak, we would not be able to source enough buses

Commuters who have not yet gone to the station were told to “seek alternative arrangements” by Irish Rail. 

The latest updates from Irish Rail can be read here.

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