VIDEO: Large section of Dart line closed due to fire damage
Footage from the site shows some quite extensive damage.
Iarnród Éireann has suspended services between Bray and Greystones as emergency services deal with a fire near the rail line on Bray Head.
According to the Wicklow Fire services, the fire is now under control, but it has caused some damage to the rail infrastructure.
They also stated that the fire started around 1am on Friday morning in front of a tent and spread from there
The fire on Bray Head is under control unfortunately damage has been caused to railway infrastructure by the fire which is being assessed by Irish Rail.@IrishRail @GreystonesCC @wicklowcoco @BrayTCouncil #bray #WICKLOW @aaroadwatch @GardaTraffic pic.twitter.com/a4eytdpibg
— Wicklow Fire Service (@FireWicklow) July 13, 2018
A spokesperson for Iarnród Éíreann told RTE News that DART and rail services past Bray Head will be suspended for some time yet as staff must inspect the rail line following last night's fire, as some overhanging trees that were burned have to be removed as does fire-related debris that is lying on the track.
⚠️Bray to Greystones line remains closed. Earlier fire on Bray Head has damaged signalling and telecoms cabling - damage being assessed and further update later in morning. Dublin Bus accepting rail tickets. Bus transfers between Bray & Greystones for Dublin/Rosslare services. pic.twitter.com/r8ZFaRFykb
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) July 13, 2018