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.

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