Bus transfers running on all Galway-Limerick rail services today


Rail services between Galway and Limerick will be operating as bus transfers today during to flooding on the tracks.

Due to water on the tracks at Kiltartin, Iriah Rail announced yesterday that the first services of the day going either way on the line would operate as bus transfers.

With water levels on the tracks expected to rise overnight a decision on later services was deferred to today.

This morning, Irish Rail confirmed that all services will he making use of bus transfers until further notice.

Passengers travelling between Galway and Limerick will get the train as normal between Galway and Athenry, as well as Limerick and Gort.

Replacement buses will operate between Athenry and Gort where the flooding blocks the line.

All scheduled services are running as normal, but conditions on the road could cause delays, so passengers are advised to give themselves time to make journeys.

Galway has experienced severe flooding in the past week due to heavy rain after two big storms.

A status yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place today, and will remain in force until 9am on Wednesday.