Jump to content

Severe disruption to Heuston Intercity services (June 30)

Rate this topic


Recommended Posts

http://www.irishrail.ie/cat_news.jsp?i=4860&p=116&n=237

 

30 June 2013

 

Due to a person being struck and fatally injured on the line between Adamstown and Hazelhatch, Intercity services operating to/from Heuston are subject to disruption this morning while emergency services attend the scene.

 

All Heuston Intercity services (to/from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Galway, Westport, Waterford). will be part substituted by bus, initially between Heuston and Hazelhatch.

 

Commuter services between Heuston and Kildare will not operate.

 

This disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

 

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to customers. This website will be updated when further information is available, as will our http://twitter.com/irishrail .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Indeed, our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.

 

However the handling of the atermath of this terrible event raises some questions:

Why did it take over twelve hours for the Gardai to release the scene?

Why did they deem it necessary to take control of all four tracks for the whole time?

If the Gardai had released the Down lines earlier could a limited service have been provided over them?

If it is not currently possible to operate such a service, should consideration be given to providing some form of bi-directional signalling on the slow lines?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Indeed, our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.

 

However the handling of the atermath of this terrible event raises some questions:

Why did it take over twelve hours for the Gardai to release the scene?

Why did they deem it necessary to take control of all four tracks for the whole time?

If the Gardai had released the Down lines earlier could a limited service have been provided over them?

If it is not currently possible to operate such a service, should consideration be given to providing some form of bi-directional signalling on the slow lines?

 

The main answer is for the safety of the Gardai who were examining the scene, the accident happened during darkness so very little examination could happen for the first few hours.

 

My thoughts and prayers go out to the driver and the girls family.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Indeed, our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.

 

However the handling of the atermath of this terrible event raises some questions:

Why did it take over twelve hours for the Gardai to release the scene?

Why did they deem it necessary to take control of all four tracks for the whole time?

If the Gardai had released the Down lines earlier could a limited service have been provided over them?

If it is not currently possible to operate such a service, should consideration be given to providing some form of bi-directional signalling on the slow lines?

 

I'm sure they had their reasons and this isn't the place to speculate otherwise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use