80 minute delays on trains leaving Heuston Station due to 'mechanical issues'

There are delays of nearly an hour-and-a-half on all train services out of Heuston Station in Dublin.

Delays of up to 30 minutes are expected on to all services into Heuston.

Irish Rail said the issue is caused by "mechanical issues" between Sallins and Newbridge.

It is also causing delays of 30 minutes on the Newbridge to Grand Canal Dock route.

"There was a mechanical fault on an out-of-service train that was heading out of Heuston to take up a commuter service," said Irish Rail spokesperson Barry Kenny.

"That was on the outbound, that's why trains that are leaving Heuston are most severely delayed, delays between 60 and 80 minutes.

"In the opposite direction, which of course is where the maximum number of commuters are travelling, it is typically about a 30-minute delay, so a very significant affect to those customers."

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