Issue Date: 03/06/2022
Gardaí are to engage in a special operation that will see them patrol the DART, Luas and eight inter-city rail routes to prevent and detect anti-social behaviour on June 3 and July 29.
As part of Operation ‘Twin Tracks’, two national Community Engagement and Rail Safety Partnership days of operation will take place in partnership with Irish Rail (DART and InterCity rail) and Transdev Ireland (Luas). The focus is on pro engagement and a high level of visibility on the rail networks and at train stations nationwide.
The two primary elements of the operation are community engagement and rail safety, which will be achieved by high visibility public engagement and delivery of crime prevention advice.
High visibility patrolling will operate between the hours of 3pm and 11pm on each day within the Dublin Region (Connolly & Heuston Stations) and nationwide on eight intercity routes. Whilst local Crime Prevention Officers and Community Policing Gardaí will deliver crime prevention advice at community engagement/crime prevention stands at a number of stations from 3pm to 8pm.
The key objectives are:
• To ensure public safety by addressing anti-social behaviour
• Protecting life and property
• To engage with the public and provide crime prevention advice
• To support Irish Rail and Transdev Ireland personnel in tackling these issues
• Vindicating the human rights of each individual
• Preventing crime, bringing criminals to justice, through the detection and investigating of crime, and improving rail safety.
The eight intercity routes are:
• Mayo Division
o incorporating Ballyhaunis, Claremorris, Manulla Junction, Foxford, Ballina, Castlebar and Westport Stations.
• Galway Division
o incorporating Galway, Oranmore, Athenry, Attymon, Woodlawn, Ballinsloe and South from Athenry, Craughwell, Ardrahan and Gort.
• Sligo and Roscommon Leitrim Division
o incorporating Sligo, Colloney, Ballymote, Boyle, Carrick on Shannon, Dromod, Longford and Edworthstown.
o incorporating Newbridge, Kildare, Monasterevin and Athy Stations.
• Wicklow and Wexford Division
o incorporating Bray, Greystones, Wicklow, Rathdrum, Arklow, Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wexford, and Roslare stations.
• Limerick and Tipperary Divisions
o incorporating Limerick, Limerick Junction, Castledonnell, Birdhill, Nenagh, Cloughjordan, Roscrea, Ballbrophy, Templemore, Thurles, Tipperary, Cahir, Clonmel and Carrick on Suir.
• Cork City, North and West Divisions (2 routes)
o incorporating Charleville, Mallow, Banteer, Millstreet and Rathmore Stations
o Incorporating Cork City, Glounthane, Cobh and Midleton Stations