Northern Ireland

Larne rail line reopens following earlier security alert

Object that sparked alert found to be ‘nothing untoward’

Larne Train Station.
Larne Train Station.

The railway line in Larne has reopened following a security alert.

Police closed the line following the discovery of a “suspicious object” in the Hope Street are of the Co Antrim town on Monday afternoon.

Cordons were placed in the surrounding streets, while members of the public were advised to avoid the Hope Street area.

NI Railways said services in Larne from the Glynnview Avenue train station were suspended.

A PSNI spokesperson later said that following examination, the object in Hope Street was “declared as nothing untoward”.

“All roads and the nearby train line has now been re-opened. Officers would like to thank anyone affected by this alert for their patience while they worked to ensure their safety,” they added.

An NI Railways spokesperson said that following the reopening of the train line, passengers should allow for knock-on delays and disruption.