Dart services between Dun Laoghaire and Lansdowne Road have been suspended this evening after a train derailed.

A spokeswoman for Irish Rail confirmed to Independent.ie that the 4.45pm service from Howth to Bray was travelling at low speed when the incident happened shortly after 6.15pm derailed at low speed just outside Dun Laoghaire.

She confirmed: "We currently have no services between Dun Laoghaire and Landsdowne and we don't expect to have them back for some time."

It is understood that the carriage derailed near the station.

There were no reported injuries.

Irish Rail will launch an investigation and an independent enquiry will be carried out by the rail accident investigation unit.

Irish Rail staff are attending the scene.

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