Irish Rail to bump up security on north Dublin Dart line after

first_img Jun 22nd 2018, 11:13 AM By Cianan Brennan Short URL Irish Rail to bump up security on north Dublin Dart line after reports of anti-social behaviour Incidents of intimidating and threatening behaviour have become commonplace on the northern line in recent weeks. 20,450 Views 38 Comments As a result, on top of previous increases in security patrols, we will immediately be deploying an additional security team on the northside Dart from this evening,  expanding resources at our remote monitoring centre which covers CCTV across the Dart, continuing liaisons with Gardaí and planning some station modifications to address trespass issues.It’s believed that escalating incidents at Harmonstown and Kilbarrack stations are a particular cause for concern.“It will be a static security detail, operating from 5pm until close of business,” National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) general secretary Dermot O’Leary told’re hoping that the extra security will work. But if it doesn’t thaen the safety of our drivers and customers comes first.“We have no compunction about withdrawing services if necessary,” said O’Leary, adding that the forthcoming warm weather spell forecast for next week is a cause for concern, given the flashpoints that such weather often brings with it.center_img Share75 Tweet Email2 Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ieIRISH RAIL IS to beef up security on its north Dublin dart services after passengers and drivers complained of incidents of anti-social behaviour on the line.Drivers had threatened to boycott weekend services on the route due to the worsening nature of the situation seen in recent weeks.A deal has now been reached between unions and Irish Rail for security to be boosted after 5pm on services operating north of Connolly Station.“We have been liaising with drivers and representatives to get their insight on the issues faced from anti-social behaviour and to enhance security at key locations to ensure we maintain a safe environment for customers and staff,” an Irish Rail spokesperson said. Friday 22 Jun 2018, 11:13 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article last_img

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