Ireland Two arrested after vandals damage Irish Rail equipment, causing major delays

14:05  13 may  2018
14:05  13 may  2018 Source:   independent.ie

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IRISH RAIL HAS fixed a signal fault that was causing major delays for trains in and out of Heuston earlier. It was fixed after 7pm – but by that stage the delays had increased to over an hour.

IRISH RAIL SAYS that vandalism to railway equipment just north of Connolly Station in Dublin has caused delays to rail services in both directions this Irish Rail apologised for the major delays and advises that there are still currently delays of around 20-35 minutes. Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets.

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A lack of staff, plus damage to rail infrastructure caused by lightning strikes, resulted in major delays to services on multiple rail lines on Tuesday, a day after at least 18 services had to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers of drivers and guards.

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Two men have been arrested after Irish Rail signalling equipment was damaged by vandals in Dublin.

A garda spokesman said two men in their 30s and 40s are currently being held in connection with the incident which happened near Kishoge railway station in south Dublin this afternoon.

An Iarnród Éireann spokeswoman told Independent.ie that a gang damaged all the signalling equipment at the unused station which caused significant disruptions.

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Source: Irish Rail /Twitter. THERE WAS MAJOR disruption on the Maynooth/Sligo rail line this evening, after a tractor destroyed a level crossing in Kildare. The incident caused delays of at least an hour in both directions at the height of rush hour, with services resuming on the line after 6pm.

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All services in and out of Heuston Station in Dublin were experiencing delays but normal signalling is now in operation.

All other intercity services are subject to delays but Irish Rail said these are expected to ease.

"Major service disruption due to vandalism. Expect significant disruption to services in and out of Heuston due to signal fault caused by vandalism," Iarnród Éireann tweeted.

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Earlier this week, up to 20 youths wearing balaclavas stormed a train and brawled with knives and blocks of wood, as they spray painted a train, threatening passengers and causing around €4,000 damage.

The gang blocked the doors of a Dart with pieces of wood at Clongriffin Train Station in north Dublin, preventing the train from moving.

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