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Unread 22-02-2006, 12:14   #1
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Default [22-2-2006] DART services suspended Dalkey - Greystones

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Fault halts Dalkey-Greystones DART service

22 February 2006 10:57
DART services have been suspended between Dalkey and Greystones because of damage to overhead line equipment north of Bray Station.

Iarnród Éireann says its crews are working to fix the fault and it expects services to resume by early to mid-afternoon.

Dublin Bus will honour rail tickets for customers travelling to and from the relevant areas.
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Unread 22-02-2006, 12:52   #2
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DART services returning to normal

22 February 2006 12:41
Iarnród Éireann says the DART line has reopened following damage to overhead line equipment north of Bray Station.

The damage led to the suspension of services between Dalkey and Greystones earlier today.

Services between Dalkey and Greystones have been returning to normal but minor delays were still expected.
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Unread 22-02-2006, 13:44   #3
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So the DART suffers a partial shutdown for about 3 hours due to what is normally deemed a major fault, allowing for the time to get on site fairly impressive turnaround

The boys in the RPA, Connex and Alstom need to take note, 6 hours shutdown over a single tram failure isn't acceptable

You got to accept things will break but the response should be prompt, so thumbs up to IE for today quick fix to a tricky fault. Major thumbs down to the RPA, Connex and Alstom much simpler problem very poorly handled

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My question is why couldn't they mechanically release the brakes (difficult, but could be done in roughly forty minutes), get either a tractor, bulldozer or another tram to go behind the failed one and push it as far as stephen's green for the remainder of the evening?
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