Rail staff seek help due to 1,000+ incidents

Rail workers have demanded extra resources to combat an epidemic of antisocial behaviour after the number of incidents recorded last year, breaking the 1,000 mark for the first time.

The number of reports by the public has more than doubled since 2016.

Data issued to the Irish Examiner by Irish Rail illustrated the extent of the issues on some rail lines, with 1,024 incidents reported by concerned members of the public. One third of these related to the consumption of drugs or alcohol.

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Source: irishexaminer.com, 2020. Accessed on January 14th 2020