Dublin bound train damaged by falling tree in Storm Ali

Dublin bound train damaged by falling tree near Tullamore

Damian Moran

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Dublin bound train damaged by falling tree near Tullamore

A train en route from Westport to Dublin this morning was damaged by a falling tree between Tullamore and Athlone.

The 7.15am Westport to Dublin train eventually moved on from Tullamore station at a reduced speed.

Iarnrod Eireann says there is 'significant disruptions' to rail services due to debris and fallen trees on lines. This includes services to Westport and Galway which run through Tullamore, Portarlington and Clara.

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