30/05/2003

Railway line reopened following security alert

A railway line in Co Antrim was at the centre of a security alert today after a suspect package was found.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the device which was found on the line between Belfast and Lisburn.

Trains were cancelled during the alert as well as a section of the Belfast to Lisburn road near Lambeg station.

A temporary bus service was also put into operation between the cities.

The line and road has now been reopened following the alert.

(MB)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

19 September 2018
Up To 100 Roads Closed As Storm Ali Hits NI
A growing number of roads across Northern Ireland are closed due to adverse weather conditions as a result of Storm Ali.
02 March 2018
Schools Closures Across NI
The Department of Education have published a list of all schools across that have confirmed they will be closed today, Friday 2nd March, 2018 due to the adverse weather conditions.
20 September 2018
Number Of Roads Remain Closed Following Storm Ali
A number of roads remain closed across Northern Ireland following the damage caused by Storm Ali. The following roads are still closed, however the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) is working to clear the obstructions along with its multiagency partners.
08 August 2019
Appeal For Help Tracing Lisburn Man
The family of a 60-year-old man from Lisburn are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety after he went missing on Wednesday. Albert Arnott was last seen at around 5pm in the Shaw's Bridge area. He was wearing jeans, a t-shirt and a body warmer and drives a silver Seat Alhambra.
09 May 2008
Dublin Line Reopened
Army bomb disposal experts have diffused a device that sparked a security alert on the Belfast to Dublin railway line. The suspicious object, which was found between Newry and Portadown on Thursday, contained an amount of black powder which had partially detonated. The item has been removed for examination.