SECURITY ALERT DISRUPTS TRAINS

Translink train service between Belfast and Carrick disrupted over security alert

Translink train service between Belfast and Carrick disrupted over security alert

TRAIN services have been disrupted because of a security alert.

The railway line between Central Station and Carrickfergus was closed after police discovered a suspicious object near a railway bridge on Glenville Road, Whiteabbey.

It followed a report about the suspicious object on Friday.

A number of nearby homes have been evacuated.

Army technical officers have been tasked to the scene to carry out an examination.

“ATO have been tasked and a number of nearby homes have been evacuated. Train services have been halted. There are no further details at present,” a PSNI spokesman said.

Translink says the lines between Belfast Central and Mossley West and Belfast Central and Carrickfergus are closed.

“Train services through these stations may be subject to disruption on all routes at short notice.”

A bus substitution is in place.

The rest of the rail line remains open.

 

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