Dublin: 15 °C Wednesday 31 May, 2023

# Train

All time
# Zooooooom
Japanese train smashes world speed record
The train broke its own speed record from 2003.
# raok
This random act of kindness on a train is going viral worldwide
Somebody’s day just got made.
# not loose change
The Leap card has made a LOT of money since it was launched
The one millionth card was sold today.
Services delayed after 'scuffle' breaks out among 50 youths on Dart
Security on the train called in gardaĆ­ yesterday evening to help disperse the crowd.
# Coming Soon
Good news if you use the DART... There'll soon be more of them
Plans to increase the core frequency from every 15 minutes to every 10 minutes are underway.
# commuter blues
Threat of national bus and train strike looms
Talks broke down today.
# pleaded guilty
Man gets three years for sexually assaulting four young women on public transport
Two of the attacks happened in the space of just two hours.
# Rush Hour
Woman 'pushed under' Tube as coat gets stuck in door
Onlookers were horrified but the woman survived.
# joyride
Two teenagers caught on camera clinging to the back of a speeding train
Don’t do this, ever.
# Richard Barklie
Ex-RUC officer in Chelsea video apologises but says he is not a racist
Barklie said he does not know the other people in the video.
# Paris
Police identify three men hunted over Chelsea 'racist' Metro incident
A video showed a black man not being allowed enter a tram in Paris.
# st pancras
Police investigate new Chelsea fan racism claims
A member of the public made the allegation.
# fireballs
"It was like an atomic bomb went off": Massive train blaze forces evacuation of hundreds of houses
Fires were still burning nearly nine hours after the crash, in the state of West Virginia.
# caught rapid
Poll: Do you ever chance your arm with your bus/train fare?
Go on, be honest…
# parks and rec
Irish Rail lets you put whatever name you want on your seat...
Macklin, you son of a bitch.
# Emergency Services
Person struck by train between Portarlington and Portlaoise
There are significant delays as a result.
# Texas
Bus carrying 12 prisoners falls from Texas overpass onto train tracks
The Department of Public Safety could not give details on the number of deaths but said it was a fatal incident.
# deck the train
This Irish Rail train was completely decked out for Christmas
See, even a train carriage can supply Christmas cheer.
# women on web
TD helped 'dozens' of women take abortion pills
In many cases the women “under no circumstances would have been able to pay to travel to Britain and to pay for accommodation”.
# why oh why
Why does the Dublin rail network always seem to fail in RUSH HOUR?
The signalling system has failed three times this month — ALWAYS at the start of the evening rush hour.
# kent station
Cork train station canopy collapsed after poles snapped in gale force winds
A report into the incident has also found that signatures were missing from inspection reports.
# 24 Hours
Another rail melt-down in Dublin: Passengers left in limbo for the second night in a row
All DART and commuter services have been halted, due to a major signal problem between Drogheda and Greystones.
# stop the lights
There were major rush hour rail problems in Dublin tonight
ALL Dart and commuter services were suspended between Drogheda and Greystones — but delays are now easing.
# choo choo
More and more people are using the train to get around the country
It comes despite strike action during two days of the summer.
# Lucky Escape
Heart-stopping footage of a train ploughing into an 18-wheeler stuck on the tracks
Luckily nobody was killed in the accident.
# no boys allowed
Britain considers women-only train carriages to tackle sexual assaults
Minister Claire Perry said today she was “absolutely determined” to do whatever it took to increase safety and reverse an increase in assaults.
# pass the sick bag
This Metro 'Rush Hour Crush' really captures the magic of public transport
There’s nothing like the morning commute.
# another 48 hrs
More talks at LRC today --- but train strike threat remains in place for weekend
It’s the third day of talks between management and unions. Strikes are planned for this Sunday and Monday, and later in September.
# striiikkkeee
Travelling to work? Don't forget, there are no Intercity, DART or Commuter services today
Don’t turn up at a train station this morning. You’ll find the doors locked
# arrangements
Travelling somewhere? Don't forget, there's a massive rail strike...
There are no trains. And there aren’t many extra bus services either — but for what it’s worth, here are the arrangements…
# On the Move
Does Ireland provide equal public transport to wheelchair users?
Wheelchair users are to be treated the same as any other passengers under the law, but is that the case?
# Breaking
Reports that carriages have plunged into a ravine after Swiss train derails
The incident occurred in a mountainous part of eastern Switzerland.
# push it real good
Passengers use collective strength to push train off trapped man
These people = heroes.
# Derailed
Ten people killed in Moscow metro derailment
Another 106 people have been taken to hospital.
# Deliberate
Bray Dart and train disruption caused by rocks being put on the tracks
GardaĆ­ are appealing for anyone who was at the Greystones/Bray cliff walk last night to come forward.
# Small World
Rescuers of Subway fall Irishwoman were also Irish
Turns out there are quite a few Irish people in New York!
# monorail!
11 experiences every Luas traveller will understand
Dublin’s Luas is 10 years old today! Time flies.
# Off The Buses
"Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton
It follows the launch of a campaign yesterday urging politicians not to meddle with the current scheme, which allows older people free travel on public transport.
# Good Samaritan
Did you leave your dad's Father's Day present on the DART on Saturday?
There’s a very disappointed dad out there in Dublin.
Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'
However, the National Bus and Rail Union said strike action is not yet on the table.