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A woman has died after falling onto the track at Raheny station

Irish Rail has expressed its sympathies to the victim’s family and friends.

Image: Mark Moloney via Twitter

Updated 5:15pm.

A WOMAN HAS died after falling onto the train track at Raheny Dart station.

It’s understood she lived locally and was waiting for a northbound DART service when she accidentally fell.

It happened as the 1.30pm Pearse to Drogheda service, which does not stop at Raheny, was approaching.

Despite the efforts of the driver who applied the emergency brake and a young woman on the southbound platform who also alerted the driver to the incident, it was not possible to stop the train before it struck the woman.

She was immediately taken to Beaumont Hospital after she fell.

Irish Rail has expressed its sympathies to the victim’s family and friends for their tragic loss.

Services were suspended between Howth Junction and Connolly as the emergency services attended the scene.

The driver of the train will receive counselling and support following the incident.

Customers on board the train remained on board throughout, but were moved to the back of the train away from where the emergency services were assisting the woman.

A fire engine, ambulance, advanced paramedic & emergency tender were called to the scene.

The northbound platform at Raheny Dart station was evacuated for a time.

The line has since reopened and services have resumed.

Originally posted 3:17pm.

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