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Major disruption to DART and Commuter services and traffic volumes building

15 May 2018 07:30
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Major disruption to DART and Commuter services and traffic volumes building

The rail disruption is expected to last throughout the morning.

THERE’S MAJOR DISRUPTION to Dart and Commuter train services on the northside of Dublin city due to a tragic incident at Howth Junction.

Emergency services are at the scene of the incident with Iarnród Éireann saying in a statement that the disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann said that a Dart that had not yet entered service struck and fatally injured a person.

While Dublin Bus is accepting rail tickets, Irish Rail is warning that there will be significant pressure on capacity.

“We apologise to customers but this is a tragic incident and the delays are unavoidable,” spokesperson Barry Kenny told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.

There were also increased traffic volumes along many main routes into the city from the north, including the Malahide Road and Clontarf Road. Amiens Street was also heavy.

Further out, AA Roadwatch reported that it was heavier than usual along the M1 southbound this morning. On that route, a breakdown at Junction 2 for Dublin Airport was causing tailbacks back to Junction 4 for Donabate.

The Live Drive service reported that a broken down truck on the M50 southbound at Junction 5 for Finglas was creating tailbacks almost back to the M1.

Further compounding transport problems on the northside of the city, AA Roadwatch reported that there was also a breakdown in the northbound bore of the Port Tunnel at around 7.30am. It was cleared within an hour or so.


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