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Unread 12-09-2007, 10:37   #1
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Service Disruption - Northern Line by Corporate Communications


All Northbound and Southbound services north of Clontarf Road are currently suspended until further notice.

Dublin Bus are accepting rail tickets.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience.
Why maybe? Its not just Northern line its everything north of Clontraf
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65 minutes later and the IE website shows "no travel alerts" while AA Roadwatch says that services are disrupted due to an incident at Howth Junction.

If the problem has been sorted, you would think that IE might say so, given the fairly radical disruption implied by the earlier message.
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Well IE notice now reads
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Service Disruption - Northern Line by Corporate Communications


Due to an incident at Howth junction, all Northbound and Southbound services north of Clontarf Road are currently suspended until further notice.

Dublin Bus are accepting rail tickets.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience.
Again this magical use of incident, so what is it an alien landing?

1. Why
2. Whose fault
3. When will it be fixed

Is that too much to ask?
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Unread 12-09-2007, 11:00   #4
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Well IE notice now reads


Again this magical use of incident, so what is it an alien landing?

1. Why
2. Whose fault
3. When will it be fixed

Is that too much to ask?
and is it causing knock-on effects to those trains that are running through the non-affected area. where are they going from? are there delays?
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Unread 12-09-2007, 11:13   #5
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Again no time of issue

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Service Disruption - Northern Line by Corporate Communications


Due to an incident at Howth junction, all services between Howth Junction and Malahide are suspended until further notice.

DART Services have now resumed to and from Howth.

Dublin Bus are accepting rail tickets.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience.
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This explains it all. Again, no time of issue.

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Northern Line - Services have now resumed by Corporate Communications


Services have now resumed on the Northern Line. Minor delays may occur.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for any inconvenience.
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Actually, this does explain it. Although in typical breakingnews fashion services had actually resumed before they got around to posting this.

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Dublin rail services disrupted after death on tracks
12/09/2007 - 12:58:09

Rail services in north Dublin have been severely disrupted following a death on the tracks.

Irish Rail says the incident happened near Howth Junction this morning.

All northbound and southbound DART and commuter rail services have been suspended as a result, but Dublin Bus will be accepting all train tickets until the situation is back to normal.

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Unread 12-09-2007, 12:28   #7
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Well I've just got the full story and I don't want to publish it online since its very distressing. The 11:00 Dublin Belfast enterprise service was the train involved

Fact is once again Irish Rail failed to provide actuate, timely and functional information

What the notice should have said

1. Due to an incident beyond our control involving the 11:00 Dublin Belfast Enterprise service all services are suspended yap yap

2. Emergency services are at the scene

3. It is expected to be at least 2 hours before services return to normal, Dublin Bus yap yap

4. Last updated at xx:xx

How easy is that
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