Woman killed on train line on Dublin outskirts

Heuston station services severely disrupted with bus transfers operating

People seeking to make alternative travel arrangements at Heuston station in Dublin today after the death of a woman on a rail line  between Adamstown and Hazelhatch. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People seeking to make alternative travel arrangements at Heuston station in Dublin today after the death of a woman on a rail line between Adamstown and Hazelhatch. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

 

A woman has been killed on a train line near Dublin.

She was struck and fatally injured between Adamstown and Hazelhatch shortly after midnight, an Iarnrod Éireann spokesman said.

Intercity services operating to and from Heuston station were severely disrupted, with bus transfers operating.

A spokesman for the train service said: “Due to a person being struck and fatally injured on the line between Adamstown and Hazelhatch, Intercity services operating to/from Heuston are subject to disruption this morning while emergency services attend the scene.”

Some commuter services were not operating and delays were expected.

The company said the incident took place at 12.20am, 500 yards south of Adamstown station, when the woman was struck on the line by an out-of-service commuter train returning to Heuston Station.

The emergency services attended the scene, and the line was closed while gardai carried out investigations.

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