Dublin rail commuters face disruption after 'tragic incident'

  • Dublin rail commuters face disruption after 'tragic incident'

Dublin rail commuters face disruption after 'tragic incident'

"There will be major disruption for the entirety of this morning's peak, this means no DARTs operating from Malahide or Howth".

Irish Rail took to social media and said a number of services have been affected.

In a Tweet shortly after 11am Irish Rail said the line was reopening and that full services would resume.

A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann has urged rail commuters to consider alternative travel arrangements, following major disruption to DART and Northern commuter services this morning.

Dublin Bus are accepting rail tickets, but Mr Kenny warned that there will be significant pressure and capacity on bus services.

The incident happened at Howth Junction earlier this morning.

Speaking on RTE's morning Ireland, spokesman for Irish Rail Barry Kenny said that the incident occurred at approximately at 6.20am this morning when a train "struck and fatally injured" a person on the line.

"We apologise to customers but the circumstance is a tragic one, and the disruption is unavoidable".

Northern Commuter trains are operating from Newry/Dundalk/Drogheda to Malahide only while the Belfast Enterprise will have a bus transfer in place between Dublin Connolly and Drogheda.