Galway – Dublin rail service resumes after animal hit by train

Galway Daily news New timetable adds stops on Galway train services

Rail services between Galway and Dublin have resumed this afternoon, with significant delays, after a train struck an animal this morning.

A number of trains were forced to halt at different stations after an animal was struck by a train near Attymon Station.

A crew arrived on the site shortly before 2:30pm, but had to wait for additional equipment to clear the line.

The obstruction was cleared from the tracks around 3pm, but this resulted in significant delays to the 13:05 and 15:05 Galway – Heuston trains.

The 13:05 service has been delayed by almost two hours, and will no not arrive in Dublin until after 5pm.

Behind that, the 15:05 service is now expected to run 35 minutes late, and will arrive in Dublin shortly after 6pm.