Fatal Incident Brings Thurles To Portlaoise Rail Services To A Halt.

Sadly, following a fatal incident, the railway line between Thurles and Portlaoise remains closed.

Irish Rail have confirmed that services were paused shortly after 8am and the line will remain closed until further notice.

The 6.40am Limerick to Heuston train is currently stopped between Thurles and Templemore following the incident. Emergency services remain in attendance at the scene.

Significant knock-on delays can be expected for all Cork, Kerry and Limerick commuter services, while Portlaoise-Heuston services have remained operating.

Further updates on the situation will be issued by Irish Rail in the coming hours.


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