Storm Ali causes travel chaos as railway line between Longford and Edgeworthstown is closed

Iarnród Éireann say commuters can expect delays of up to three hours

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Storm Ali causes travel chaos as railway line between Longford and Edgeworthstown is closed

Windscreen damage to a train caused by Storm Ali fallen debris

Iarnród Éireann is reporting that the rail line between Longford and Edgeworthstown is currently closed and commuters can expect delays of up to three hours. 

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Iarnród Éireann stated:

"Due to high winds which has resulted in fallen trees and debris on tracks at various locations, the following routes are experiencing significant disruption at present:

- Sligo services: line closure between Longford and Edgeworthstown. Delays up to 150 minutes can be expected

- DART services: Line closure between Clongriffin and Malahdie. Dublin Bus are accepting rail rail tickets. North and Southbound DART services operating with delays up to 30 minutes 

Northern Commuter and Enterprise services: Line closure between Drogheda and Laytown and between Drogheda and Dundalk. Delays up to 150 minutes can be expected. Dublin Bus are accepting tickets 

- Galway/Westport services: Line has reopened between Tullamore and Clara. Delays up to 175 minutes can be expected

Crews are continuing to work to clear areas and minimise these delays.

This website and our Twitter account will be updated as further information is available.

Iarnród Éireann apologies for any inconvenience caused."

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