Apology for delayed train passengers

11 Jan

Iarnród Éireann has apologised to passengers who were on the Dublin to Tralee train last night, which arrived more than four-and-a-half hours late. Iarnród Éireann Spokesman Barry Kenny said the train developed problems close to Mallow station and had to operate on reduced engine power. The train left Mallow 50 minutes late following an inspection, but got into more difficulties between Millstreet and Rathmore and stopped for two hours.

There were about 45 people on board. Mr Kenny said the driver announced that in order to get the engines going again, he would have to switch off the lights, which he did for about ten minutes. The train arrived into Killarney three hours and 50 minutes late. There were 12 people left on board, but because road conditions were so bad Iarnród Éireann was unable to bus them to Tralee. The remaining passengers arrived in Tralee by train at 3.45am, four hours and 40 minutes late. Iarnród Éireann said it was a dreadful delay, which was compounded by the fact that they could not offer alternative transport to the passengers.

via RTÉ News.

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