Monday 20 February 2017

Rail services delayed as train strikes flock of sheep on tracks

Published 07/07/2015 | 07:38

Irish Rail
Irish Rail

Train services have been affected this morning after a number of sheep were struck on the railway line.

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The incident occurred on the line between Enfield and Kilcock this morning shortly after 5am.

A group of sheep had made their way on to the line and were struck when the train travelled through.

The train was damaged in the collision.

According to a spokesperson for Irish Rail, the driver was able to operate the train at a reduced speed until it reached Maynooth station.

Commuters then transferred to other lines and transport services to continue their journey.

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