Irish Rail Suspends Belfast Service Following Arson

NEW YORK -- Irish Rail temporarily suspended service to Northern Ireland after a train heading from Dublin to Belfast was evacuated by masked gunmen and then set on fire on July 8, according to a spokesman for the railroad company.

Passengers can travel by train as far as Dundalk, where they will transfer to bus service for the rest of the journey to Belfast.

The spokesman said travelers are advised to avoid border crossings until after July 12, the final day of the Protestant Orange Order marches marking the anniversary of a 1690 Protestant battle victory.

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