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Train services resume in Dublin city after earlier collision where a truck hit a bridge

The truck struck the bridge on Amiens Street just after 1pm.

The scene of the incident
The scene of the incident
Image: @Terminalfour via Twitter

Updated Mar 15th 2019, 2:52 PM

TRAIN SERVICES BETWEEN Connolly Station and Pearse Station have been resumed this afternoon following an incident where a truck struck a bridge on Amiens Street. 

The incident happened just before 1.10pm.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the incident. 

The road was blocked in both directions with  local diversions in place. 

Services were suspended between Connolly Station and Pearse Station for over an hour but they resumed after 2.30pm – albeit with a strict speed restriction until further notice.

Crews worked to clear the area and carry out an inspection of the bridge. 

Irish Rail spokesperson Barry Kenny earlier said they hoped to have services back up and running soon.

“Typically it wouldn’t be a prolonged closure for these things but each incident is different,” Kenny said. 

“We will have to check to verify that there isn’t any structural damage,” he said.

“We hope to be open reasonably soon but we’re just awaiting an update from the bridge crew on site.”

Knock on delays are expected.

With reporting from Sean Murray

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