Tractor ploughing through level crossing in Kildare causes major delays for commuters

first_imgTractor ploughing through level crossing in Kildare causes major delays for commuters There was massive disruption to services between Sligo and Maynooth this evening. Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 9:10 PM 52 Comments Read: Siptu recommends its members accept government’s ‘pay restoration’ dealRead: ‘My life after my wife’s death has been a never-ending nightmare’ Jun 22nd 2017, 9:10 PM Short URL Update: Massive disruption to Maynooth/M3 P’way services due to tractor destroying Barberstown level Crossing, DB honouring valid rail tkts— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) June 22, 2017 Share313 Tweet Email5 Source: Irish Rail/TwitterTHERE WAS MAJOR disruption on the Maynooth/Sligo rail line this evening, after a tractor destroyed a level crossing in Kildare.Significant damage was done to the barriers in Barberstown, when the tractor crashed through just before 5pm this evening.A spokesperson from Irish Rail told TheJournal.ie: “The gates were lowering, there would have been orange lights and then red lights flashing, but this driver simply ploughed on.”The incident caused delays of at least an hour in both directions at the height of rush hour, with services resuming on the line after 6pm. There were also delays to the Maynooth/M3 Parkway services, with Dublin Bus honouring rail tickets.A team from Irish Rail was dispatched to the scene to determine the extent and cost of the damage.The spokesperson added: “Thankfully our teams were able to get out there and remove the debris from the track.We have contacted gardai. We would ask that anybody who damages a level crossing be prosecuted.The spokesperson said that the cost of the damage could run into the “tens of thousands” of euro. Source: Iarnród Éireann/Twitter By Sean Murray http://jrnl.ie/3459140 Source: Iarnród Éireann/Twitter 46,507 Views Update: Maynooth/Sligo services are back operating following earlier incident at Barberstown LC, knock-on delays will continue to ease— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) June 22, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img


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