Wednesday 23 August 2017

Rail services delayed as train strikes flock of sheep on tracks

Irish Rail
Irish Rail
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

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

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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