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Irish Rail Paid Out Over €17,000 To Passengers In 2020 & 2021, Because Of Late Trains.

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237 trains were at least 60 minutes behind schedule

Irish Rail has paid out more than €17,000 to passenger because of late trains in 2020, and so far this year.

The Irish Examiner reports that 237 trains were at least 60 minutes behind schedule, while 28 were more than 120 minutes late.

The payments to passengers also included for cancelled services, bridge strikes, and other operational hitches during 2020 and so far in 2021.

Not all claims for refunds are paid

Of the 517 cases received so far this year, refunds have been issued thus far in only around two-thirds of cases.

At least 90% of all services left within five or 10 minutes of their scheduled departure time both this year and last.

So far this year, services on the Midleton rail service in Cork have operated with 100% punctuality.

Barry Kenny is Corporate Communications Manager at Irish Rail.

He joined Clem Ryan on Tuesday's edition of Kildare Today.

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