Dart halted due to brawl

Dart halted due to brawl

A brawl on the Dart caused delays last night as the train was stopped at the Salthill and Monkstown station for 35 minutes.

A group of youths began fighting in the carriage, causing passengers to move off the train.

Local councillor Cormac Devlin said that the incident shows the need to set up a Garda Transport Unit to police public transport..

"I've seen too many of these types of incident on all types of public transport," said Mr. Devlin. "Security on its own isn't enough, something needs to be done."

“The public have every right to expect a reliable service and feel secure as they go about their business”.

"The Minister needs to talk to the Commissioner to get this kind of unit set up," he said.

The Dart resumed normal service after the incident at 10:30pm.