Wednesday 16 April 2014

Irish rail disruptions as heavy rain cause landslides

Buses on following disruption on the Kilkenny to Waterford rail line

Irish Rail
Irish Rail

HEAVY rainfall resulted in two separate landslides disrupting service on the Kilkenny to Waterford rail line today.

Services on the line were temporarily suspended from early morning following the first landslide which occurred just north of Thomastown in Co Kilkenny.

Services on the line were affected from 7am until the debris had been fully cleared from the line around 1pm at which point normal service resumed.

A second landslide happened at the steep rock face just outside Waterford Station around 6.30pm this evening, which suspended services for the remainder of the evening.

Bus transfers were operational between Waterford and Kilkenny and between Waterford and Carrick-on Suir for passengers travelling on the line.

A spokesperson for Irish Rail said the bus transfers would continue into tomorrow morning and possibly later pending a full assessment of the situation.

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