Dart services between Bray and Greystones cancelled following fire

Wicklow Fire Service said the fire started in front of a tent and spread down the cliff

Dart services between Bray and Greystones cancelled following fire

Fire makes its way down to the tracks between Bray and Greystones, 13-07-2018. Image: Wicklow Fire Service

Updated 11:30

Iarnród Éireann has cancelled Dart and rail services between Bray and Greystones for the rest of the day after a fire broke out on Bray Head.

Wicklow Fire Service said the fire started in front of a tent and “spread along steep ground east of the cliff walk at around 1am.”

The fire has now been brought under control – but the fire service said railway infrastructure has been damaged and is now being assessed by Iarnród Éireann.

It said the steep cliff face handed the fire a “protected route” down to the railway track to the track while crews fought the fire from above.

Iarnród Éireann said the line will remain closed for the rest of the day due to fire damage to signalling and telecoms cabling.

It said bus transfers will operate between Greystones and Bray, while Dublin Bus is also accepting rail tickets to and from Greystones.