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Sunday 21 January 2018

'Significant delays' remain as rail services reopen following tragedy on tracks

Irish Rail said two hours delays should be expected
Irish Rail said two hours delays should be expected

David Kearns

Rail services to and from Heuston Station have returned to normal following an earlier fatality near Sallins.

Services into Heuston have resumed after emergency services attended an incident near Sallins in County Kildare earlier.

Earlier, rail users were advised by Irish Rail to expect “significant delays” in their commute.

Passengers traveling to or from Heuston station have been advised to seek alternative transport.

A spokesperson for Irish Rail said they were expecting delays “to last all evening” and warned commuters to not expect to have a full service until tomorrow morning.

“This means all services to Portlaoise, Cork, Galway, Waterford, Westport, Limerick and Kerry will be delayed,” she said.

"Passengers traveling to or from Heuston station should seek alternative transport," she added.

Dublin Bus will accept customers rail tickets for the evening and people can use their rail tickets for travel tomorrow if they wish.

It is understood the woman who lost her life earlier today was struck by a train near Sallins in Co Kildare.

Gardaí said they believe the incident was a “personal tragedy".

You can contact Samaritans on 116 123 from Ireland and the UK.

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