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Unread 31-10-2007, 09:04   #1
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Dart service resumes by Press Office

31-10-07 UPDATE 810hrs

Full Dart services have resumed after an earlier train fault at Dun Laoghaire caused services to be suspended between Booterstown and Bray.

Delays of up to 40 minutes remain to services.

Iarnród Éireann apologises to customers for the disruption and the inconvenience caused.
Dun Laoghaire is about the worst place to get stuck
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Unread 31-10-2007, 10:29   #2
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Information would tend to suggest that one of the Connolly Gorey empty trains to have been the culprit

In light of the failure last night this would fit and its not the first time the empty train has sat down in Dun Loaghaire

This would certrainly explained delays this morning
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Would that have been the set that usually runs the 08.00 Connolly sligo service?

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Possibly, but Irish Rail are not in any hurry to provide detailed notices on the disruption

If a train fails it should be identifed clearly
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why would an ordinary diesel train fault at dun laoghaire cause the DART network be shutdown all the way to Booterstown?
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Depends where it breaks down and also the level of intelligence shown by the controlling signalman

At the moment it speculation that it was one of the empty Gorey trains
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More trouble

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North & Southbound DART Service Delay by Press Office

31-10-07 UPDATE 12.45hrs

North and Southbound DART services are currently delayed due to a points failure at Connolly.

A delay of up to 30 minutes can be expected to services.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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and theres no effects on commuter trains?
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Maybe they had to turn the electricity off, which wouldn't stop DMUs.
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Offical line is the train that runs the 6:45 from Gorey failed while running empty to Gorey
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