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Unread 13-08-2008, 17:04   #1
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Default [13-8-2008] Howth Junc Howth & Clonsilla Maynooth Closed

Flooding again, its not even hide tide

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Howth to Howth Junction: flooding by Corporate Communications

13th August 2008 - 17.30hrs

Iarnród Éireann advise customers that DART services are currently suspended between Howth and Howth Junction, due to flooding on the line.

Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets. Customers travelling to / from Howth, Sutton and Bayside are advised to connect with bus services at Raheny.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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Malahide Dart: flooding by Press Office

Dart suspended Malahide-Howth Jn: flooding - Dublin Bus accept rail tickets
Wonderfully clear as to if other trains are running
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Unread 13-08-2008, 17:07   #2
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Default [13-8-2008] more flooding- no darts north of howth junction

Just heard there is no darts operating north of howth junction.

Both howth and malahide suspended due to flooding

Dublin bus accepting rail passes in affected

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Unread 13-08-2008, 17:30   #3
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Malahide sback running again it appears
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I know railcars were operating to Drogheda but not sure about DART services to Malahide.
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Gets worse
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Howth to Howth Junction, Clonsilla to Maynooth: flooding by Corporate Communications

13th August 2008 - UPDATE 19.00hrs

Iarnród Éireann advise customers that DART services are currently suspended between Howth and Howth Junction, and Commuter services are suspended between Clonsilla and Maynooth, due to flooding on the line.

Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets.

Customers travelling to / from Howth, Sutton and Bayside are advised to connect with bus services at Raheny.

Customers travelling to / from Leixlip and Maynooth should avail of bus services from the city centre (Pearse Street) - however, 19.05hrs Connolly to Sligo is expected to operate, and will additionally serve both Leixlip Confey and Leixlip Louisa Bridge.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
Interesting how the bus information is starting to appear isn't it
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I reckon the rest of the maynooth line will not last the night
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Word is it hasn't rained at all in Maynooth all day

There is a very dark cloud currently about 1km off Blackrock heading towards the southside, its a wall of water about to soak the southside

Southside DART services are at risk it is high tide
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No rain at all in Maynooth today.

My guess is that the track at Louisa bridge is flooded but I cant see how it suddenly got so bad at 7 as all services were running.

Two trains at Maynooth station 5 mins ago looked like they were heading back into the city with passengers.
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Clonsilla to Maynooth: closed due to flooding. Howth to Howth Junction reopens by Corporate Communications

13th August 2008 - UPDATE 20.00hrs

Iarnród Éireann advise customers that and Commuter services are suspended between Clonsilla and Maynooth, due to flooding on the line. DART services between Howth and Howth Junction have resumed following earlier flooding.

Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets: Customers travelling to / from Leixlip and Maynooth should avail of bus services from the city centre (Pearse Street).

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
Howth reopened sometime around 19:30
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The 2000 ex Maynooth ran yet the Irish Rail update at 2000 still says the whole thing is closed. So when they bother to put up the notices they aren't worth anything.

It was 5 mins late in Louisa bridge.

The flooding at Louisa bridge was no worse than usual, i.e the sleepers were covered but the rails were well above the water.
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Now Drogheda and Dundalk are closed.

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13th August 2008 - UPDATE 20.20hrs

Iarnród Éireann advise customers that the Dundalk to Drogheda line is closed due to flooding. Affected services will involve bus transfers. Commuter services between Clonsilla and Maynooth, and DART services between Howth and Howth Junction have resumed following earlier flooding.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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Everything is back, supposedly

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Dundalk to Drogheda, Maynooth to Clonsilla, Howth to Howth Junction, reopen after floods by Corporate Communications

13th August 2008 - UPDATE 21.00hrs

Following earlier flooding, the lines between Clonsilla and Maynooth, Howth and Howth Junction, and Drogheda and Dundalk have all reopened.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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I wonder if any system has ever used tanker cars to pump out flooded lines and discharge the water elsewhere?

The Eurocrats would never allow it now I suppose...
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