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Major delays from Heuston Station as male teenager hit on rail line in Co Kildare

The teenage boy was hit by a train on the western line at Newbridge just before 4pm this afternoon.

8317173843_7a06b0b585_k Source: William Murphy

THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT delays both into and out of Heuston Station in Dublin this evening after a man was struck by a train in Co Kildare.

The incident happened at roughly 3.55pm this afternoon.

Emergency services attended the scene and the line was closed between Heuston and Newbridge, according to a spokesman for Irish Rail.

The line reopened just before 5.30pm.

“Newbridge gardaí and emergency services attended a scene where a male teenager was struck by a train,” a Garda spokesperson said.

The injured teen suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was subsequently transferred to Naas General Hospital.

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While all trains are now running normally, delays are envisaged for the next number of hours as the backlog of trains is cleared.

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