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Found this in the Sligo weekender http://www.sligoweekender.ie

 

 

THERE were more headaches for train commuters from Sligo to Dublin this week.

 

Passengers were stranded on the afternoon Sligo to Dublin train for over three hours after the train broke down outside Collooney.

 


The train left MacDiarmada Station in Sligo at 1pm, but came to a stop about a mile before Collooney Station.

 


The passengers were left on the train until after 4pm, as it was considered unsafe to take them off.

 


Iarnrod Eireann then sent a replacement engine from Dubin to tow the train into Collooney Station.

 

Passenger then continued the journey by bus to Dublin from Collooney. The overall delay lasted for over three hours.

 


The train was packed with passengers, and Iarnrod Eireann say they will all be entitled to a full refund.

 


As a result of the breakdown, the 3pm service from Sligo to Dubin is now also being delayed.

 

This follows delays all last week when commuters had to take the bus due to parts of the track being flooded.

 

The problem is set to continue this week with parts of the track still submerged in rain water

 

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Update: Bus Transfers to remain in place all this week between Carrick-on-Shannon and Longford

 

 

 

28 February 2014

 

16.00hrs Connolly to Sligo service CANCELLED and not expected to operate until line has reopened.

 

Update: Friday 28th February

 

 

Due to extreme weather conditions and flooding on the line between Dromod and Carrick-On Shannon, the following services alterations are currently in place and are expected to remain in place for the reminder of this week.

 

 

Bus Transfers are operating between Longford and Carrick -on-Shannon. Delays up to 30 minutes can be expected to services.

 

CANCELLED: 16.00hrs Connolly to Sligo service is cancelled and will not expected to return to service until the line has reopened. Customers will be accommodated on the 17.05hrs Connolly to Sligo.

 

13.05hrs Connolly to Sligo service will not serve Enfield.

 

05.45hrs Sligo to Connolly service will operate as a bus transfer to Longford and by train onwards to Connolly for the duration of this line closure.

 

13.00hrs Sligo to Connolly service will not serve Enfield.

 

15.00 Sligo to Connolly service will not serve Enfield.

 

15.05 Connolly to Sligo service on Sunday 2nd March will not serve Enfield.

 

Water levels remain 60mm above the rail head and inspections are being carried out daily. This website will be updated as will our Twitter account as further information is made available.

 

Iarnród Éireann apologises for any incovenience caused.

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