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Vandalism Causes Major Train Delays

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8:37 AM - 9 Oct 2019



There are delays of up to 45 minutes for trains coming in and out of Heuston Station this morning after equipment was vandlised overnight.

A cable was stolen from some signalling equipment between Newbridge and Kildare.

Irish Rail says commuters can expect to be delayed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Update: Delays now in the region of 45mins to services into and out of Heuston as a result of overnight vandalism of signalling system. Delays are not as severe to Newbridge/Hazelhatch Grand Canal Dock services,</p>&mdash; Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) <a href="https://twitter.com/IrishRail/status/1181819413756022784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 9, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Irish Rail Spokesperson Jane Cregan says there is a special manual signalling system in place.

“It takes longer for trains to get through that section of track,” she said.

“We are working to minimise the disruption but we expect that delays will persist through the morning peak.”

Irish Rail are also warning that real-time departures information on the app and website are inaccurate this morning.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Update: Our App and realtime departures on the website takes its information from the signalling system. As a result of this, information for services into &amp; out of Heuston and Phoenix Park tunnel services is not accurate this morning</p>&mdash; Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) <a href="https://twitter.com/IrishRail/status/1181809519086710784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 9, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>



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