Re­lief as trains to get back on track

Bray People - - Front Page -

RE­LIEF is at last in sight for thou­sands of com­muters forced on to the buses be­cause of a rock­fall above the train line be­tween Bray and Grey­stones.

Ir­ish Rail said The Dart ser­vice could be back in action be­tween the towns by to­mor­row, two-and-half-weeks since it was halted.

The line has been closed since the rock­all in­ci­dent on Fe­bru­ary 2, and thou­sands of com­muters have suf­fered dis­rup­tion since, with would-be Dart pas­sen­gers trans­ferred on to buses.

There were com­plaints from a num­ber of sources, in­clud­ing Cllrs. Derek Mitchell and Ge­orge Jones, who ac­cused Ir­ish Rail of be­ing slow to re­act. It was over a week be­fore re­pairs to the line be­gan.

The rocks did not fall right on to the line but loose rub­ble was be­ing held back by net­ting which of­fi­cials said could fall on to the track at any mo­ment.

The rock fall hap­pened near the en­trance to the first tun­nel on Bray Head.

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