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November return for Dublin train

rail line damage
The viaduct at Malahide collapsed in August

The Enterprise train service from Belfast to Dublin is due to return to normal on 16 November.

The service has been severely disrupted since a viaduct at Malahide collapsed in August and passengers have had to be bussed between Drogheda and Dublin.

There has been been a 60% drop in passenger numbers since the collapse of the viaduct.

Irish railways spokesman Barry Kenny said they would be working hard to win passengers back.

"When we start back on schedule for 16 November, it will be the full service again on the Enterprise and we are working with Translink," he said.

"We are going to have quite a lot of promotions obviously to bring people back.

"We are also quite pleased we are going to have the service back ahead of the Christmas season."

The Enterprise service is jointly run by Translink and the Republic of Ireland's Iarnrod Eireann.



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