Fur­ther de­lays for rail pas­sen­gers

Bray People - - News -

AS IR­ISH RAIL get to work clear­ing the rock­fall and se­cur­ing Bray Head, com­muters face fur­ther weeks of de­lay, with some re­port­ing jour­ney times of up to two hours be­tween Bray and Grey­stones dur­ing icy con­di­tions last week.

Some small rocks were dis­lodged over the week­end and on Mon­day work was on­go­ing to lift down a large rock safely.

‘Smaller rock falls on Bray Head are a fre­quent oc­cur­rence and Ir­ish Rail should have been bet­ter pre­pared and able to get this work started ear­lier,’ said Cathaoir­leach of Wick­low County Coun­cil Cllr. Derek Mitchell.

Fall­ing de­bris is not a new prob­lem in the area.

Up to 15 years ago Ir­ish Rail used to em­ploy a per­son to walk the line around Bray Head ev­ery morn­ing to check that the track was clear of fall­ing rocks or other prob­lems.

There was a rock­fall near the present place about seven years ago and the line was closed just for one af­ter­noon.

Some of the rock­fall blocks the way at the Cliff Walk near Bray.

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