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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.
Feb 1st 2016, 6:18 PM 34,022 22

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.

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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