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01 Oct 2022

Longford rail commuters hit by delays due to snowfall and 'frozen points'

Longford rail commuters hit by delays due to snowfall

File Photo: Irish Rail personnel de-icing point ends to keep the trains moving during last year's Beast from the East.

Longford rail commuters were forced to endure delays of anything between 40 minutes and over an hour this morning owing to the heavy overnight snowfall and freezing temperatures that let to 'frozen points' at Sligo and Longford.

Also read: Freezing temperatures won't stop these Longford nurses and midwives from using their voices

Bus transfers operated from Longford and Mullingar for passengers on the delayed 06.40 Sligo to Connolly service. 

Some commuters were frustrated by the delays with one tweeting "That's #sneachta way to run a service!" and another posted a video on Twitter of passengers cramming into a commuter service. 

Also read: A number of Longford schools closed due to snowfall and dangerous road conditions

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