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Waterford train station to remain closed for days after landslide

Transfers are in place for people using the Waterford station.

Updated 3.18pm

WATERFORD TRAIN STATION has been temporarily closed after a landslide hit yesterday evening.

Irish Rail said today that trains are running between Thomastown and Dublin, with a bus transfer between Waterford and Kilkenny.

The station is likely to be closed for at least a day. No one is believed to have been injured in the incident.

Local man Mick O’Keeffe sent us this photo of the scene:

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Bus Éireann said today that the bus transfers between Waterford and Kilkenny for Waterford/Dublin train services, and between Waterford and Carrick-on-Suir for Waterford/Limerick Junction train services are expected to continue for a number of days.

It said this is to allow for existing debris to be removed, and the rock at the approaches to and adjacent to the station “to be fully assessed and loose rock removed”. It also gives time for any remedial works to secure the rockface to be undertaken.

The company said that the timescale for the works will be confirmed after a full assessment takes place up until Friday 3 January.

A full schedule of services will continue to operate, but with bus transfers between Waterford Station and Kilkenny Station, and between Waterford Station and Carrick-on-Suir Station.

Irish Rail is keep its website and Twitter profile updated on the issue.

First published 11.11am

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