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Unread 13-09-2017, 17:26   #1
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Default 13/09/2017 Derailment Dun Laoghaire

Derailment at Dun Laoghaire this evening, all services suspended

Do not expect services to resume till at least tomorrow
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1645 Howth to Bray derailed on the points facing platform 3 at Dun Laoghaire

It is reported that these points had problems earlier this evening and that this was the first train to pass through

There is evidence that the points where manually clamped in an attempt to fix the points temporality

Approx 1840 passengers in the third coach began to evacuate, this was followed by a small number from coach two, staff witnessing this made no effort to direct passengers to a safe route

Passengers reported no communication on train
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Woeful standard of informaton, Irish Rail site had no information on it at all an hour after it happened, only on twitter.
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Progress on site, the rear front coach and front second coach have been rerailed, work now starting on the front of the train.
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Visually we have been able to account for the clamp on the stock rail, but not on the wedge on the other
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Fully back up running this morning

Appears a new stretcher bar was installed overnight, which suggests it was either damaged before or during the action
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