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Unread 03-04-2007, 16:51   #1
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Default [3-4-2007] Train failure at connolly

A train failure at connolly station is currently holding up northbound services. Not much info to go by. The info available is being repeated every minute or two
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Unread 03-04-2007, 17:30   #2
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Default Train failure at connolly causing chaos

Am at tara street delays and cancellations all over the place. Northbound leaving 2 wgth southbound
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Unread 03-04-2007, 17:31   #3
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17:50 to Dundalk leaving Tara now

No Current Travel Alerts though.
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Unread 03-04-2007, 17:35   #4
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Possibly the 16:55 Drogheda Pearse, board is scroilling 6 arrival from Drogheda

Next DART and Rosslare train stuck behind it it seems.

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am I going crazy or did you post times just change? I was wondering how he knew the dart was broke at 16.50.

did you realise the time hadn't changed yes
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Unread 03-04-2007, 17:55   #6
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Latest info is the failed train was a Howth bound DART and it appears to have failed on arrival in Connolly blocking access to P6 and P7. DART was in P6, think it was 16:55 Greystones Howth, info courtesy of a B Kenny stuck on the platform

16:55 Drogheda Pearse got stuck in the mess, that being the troublesome train

The Rosslare train was a good 10 minute down
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Unread 03-04-2007, 18:04   #7
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Latest weirdness is a northbound DART to Howth has pulled into the southbound platform in Pearse and its the Alstom set.

Drogheda bound is leaving northbound at the moment from Pearse

Well that DART leaving Pearse was the werid Alstom one so it wasn't the cause, as it so frequently is

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Unread 03-04-2007, 18:23   #8
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19.05 to Sligo just left.

No travel alerts.
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I dont think either the 18.30 or 19.00 to maynooth ran tonight
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Christ-I'm just on my way to get the 8.05 (I hope)-should be mobbed.
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Unread 04-04-2007, 22:46   #11
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Info states it was a Japanese DART unit which died while half way into P6 Connolly, more to the point came to a grinding halt

That blocked the line to P6 and P7 and all trains on the normal north track from Tara Street. Trains diverted wrong line through Tara to P5 Connolly.

P7 was available to arrivals from Maynooth/Drogheda and departures but not through trains
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And it was impossible to get something to pull the dead dart into connolly, take everyone off and drag it out of the way to let the rest of the trains proceed?
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Its pretty hard to drag a train with locked brakes...
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