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Eight cattle killed on rail line

Rail services on the Westport to Dublin line that serves Roscommon and Castlerea are back to normal Friday after a major incident yesterday.

Eight cattle were killed when the train hit a herd of cattle near Tullamore at approximatley 4.30pm.

No passengers were injured but the train was severly damaged in the incident.

Passengers had to remain on the train before a replacement train brought them back to Athlone with resultant 3 hour delays.

Irish Rail staff travelled by road to the scene and brought water and assistance to the pasengers.

 

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