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How in a deitys name, could you hit those gates?!

 

You'd want to be blind, drunk, stupid or all three!

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Don't forget the bridges - Delay to services at Monasterevan due to truck hitting bridge. What is it about motorists today - leave our network alone!!

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Been a mad day.

 

Services suspended between Tara St. & Connolly due to a truck hitting a bridge. Update to follow

 

and

 

That's three trucks that have hit bridges today for those keeping count #dumbtruckers Plus of course a car taking out a level crossing

 

Tomorrow may be quieter....

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I think it's beginning to get to them....

 

OK, this hashtag is better! RT @damienmulley: @IrishRail #truckwits

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Barry Kenny was on Morning Ireland today. While he rightly made a big issue of the bridge strikes he seemed to downplay the Merrion Gates incident even though it caused the most disruption to rail and road.

Edited by Tarabuses

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Here we go again

 

Iarnród Éireann @IrishRail 19:50

Car has struck bridge between Kildare & Newbridge, delays to services, update to follow

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Three trucks hit Irish railway bridges on same day

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22690028

 

Three trucks have crashed into railway bridges in the Republic of Ireland in separate incidents on the same day.

 

The collisions happened in three different locations between 11:30 BST and 19:30 BST on Monday.

 

The first happened at Monasterevin, County Kildare, delaying the 11.35 BST Dublin to Galway train by 50 minutes.

 

The second took place in Ringsend, south Dublin, at about 13:30 BST while the third truck hit Amiens St bridge in central Dublin at about 19:30 BST.

 

'Unprecedented'

 

No damage was caused to any of the railway bridges but Barry Kenny from Irish Rail said it was "extremely unusual" to have so many collisions between trucks and bridges in one day.

 

"Last year, there were 61 overall in the entire 12 months, so three in a day is obviously unprecedented," Mr Kenny told the Irish state broadcaster, RTE.

 

"Obviously when this happens it can cause severe disruption to our rail services because we have to check the bridges to ensure there is no structural damage," he said.

 

Irish Rail told RTE that it was "unforgivable" for hauliers not to know the height of their lorries and the height of the bridges on their routes.

 

"There's no excuse really, in terms of the licensing for hauliers, for truck drivers, it's a basic rule of the road," Mr Kenny added.

 

The two Dublin crashes resulted in delays of up to 20 minutes on the city's electric rail system, DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) on Monday.

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Bridge strike at Portarlington today - around half one. All running again soon after..

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:((:(( :((

 

Delays of up to 25mins to Maynooth services due to a vehicle damaging Barberstown Level crossing

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28/June/2013 20:24

 

Truck has hit bridge at North Strand Dublin. Maynooth line services not serving Drumcondra Stn, Dublin Bus accepting tickets City/Drumcondra

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Bridge between Connolly and Tara Street struck today - services suspended, but now running again...

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At least it wasn't grotesque, unbelievable or bizarre....

 

you forgot 'unpresented'......GUBU!!!!!!!

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Bridge strike at Portarlington today - around half one. All running again soon after..

 

anyone got pics?

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For once its not a railway bridge

 

KILDARE-M7 closed N/bound J10 Naas Sth to J9 Naas Nth due to truck getting stuck under the flyover, divert through Naas expect delays

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Another bridge strike today

 

14.50 Waterford/Heuston service is operating 40 minutes late due to a vehicle hitting a bridge earlier at Muine Bheag.

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Another bridge strike today

 

i suppose its no wonder the RSA are trying to get the big trucks off the road.

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And again

Truck has hit Ossory Rd Bridge near Connolly, delays thru Connolly, hope to have trains moving soon

 

All running again now.

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And again...

 

Truck has struck bridge near Galway Station, delays to services to and from Galway, update to follow

 

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