Further delays for rail passengers
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.