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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Railway

Last year
Irish tourist dies after falling from train in Thailand
The man was identified as 45-year-old Patrick Ward who arrived in the country yesterday.
All time
The Explainer: What happened to Ireland’s rail network - and what's its future?
Some counties have good rail coverage – but in Donegal there is none.
UL Bohs, Railway Union and Blackrock record huge wins on opening weekend
The new amalgamated Kerry team made an immediate splash in Munster Conference 1.
An IRA 'propaganda victory': US embassy was asked not to issue travel advice after 1980s rail bombings
The Irish and UK governments expressed their concern at a travel advisory being issued to US travellers, confidential documents show.
The 'Metro North' is now the MetroLink - here's what it'll look like
There will be a total of 15 new Metro stations as part of the €3-billion development.
Israel to name new Western Wall train station in Jerusalem after... Donald Trump
The announcement comes after Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Train from Sligo to Connolly delayed for up to 35 minutes after bridge hit
Iarnród Éireann is currently in the process of seeking solutions to reduce the number of railway bridges being hit.
What we know about Go-Ahead, the company that will run 24 Dublin Bus routes
Yesterday was a day of highs and lows for the UK company – it won the Dublin bus contract but lost another for train services in the British West Midlands.
High winds cause delays at four Dart stations
Delays are 10 – 15 minutes at present, but not worsening.
Bangladesh railway worker killed by train after saving mother and daughter from being run over
The father of eight was only a few months away from his retirement.
This €5,000 per trip train is leaving Dublin today
During the journeys, passengers can avail of a full on-board bar.
Man who died after putting head out train window was 'railway fanatic'
Simon Brown’s family have paid tribute to him.
Rail dispatcher was playing game on his mobile phone before trains collided
11 people died in the incident.
Trains in the UK were delayed due to 'strong sunshine' this morning
It’s actually a pretty serious problem according to the rail company.
Memories of Clogh Road Bridge railway accident as five victims honoured
The devastating crash happened on 31 December 1975.
Irish Rail is looking for a woman (several, preferably)
The rail operator is hiring new apprentices.
'Drunk Irishman' goes for a sleep on Berlin railway tracks, wakes up to massive bill
That’ll hurt in the morning.
Crossing gates held open with a mobile phone charger led to a train hitting an An Post van
The An Post worker was seriously injured.
Cork train station canopy collapsed after poles snapped in gale force winds
A report into the incident has also found that signatures were missing from inspection reports.
Another rail melt-down in Dublin: Passengers left in limbo for the second night in a row
All DART and commuter services have been halted, due to a major signal problem between Drogheda and Greystones.
Do you know which train station in Ireland is the busiest?
Here’s a hint: 83% of all journeys are taken in the Greater Dublin Area.
The Dublin-Belfast railway line is getting a giant facelift
It’s hope it will attract more customers to the Enterprise line.
Reports that carriages have plunged into a ravine after Swiss train derails
The incident occurred in a mountainous part of eastern Switzerland.
Irish Rail staff could strike over proposed pay cuts
Members of the National Bus and Railworkers’ Union are waiting to see if Irish Rail will proceed with proposed pay cuts.
Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'
However, the National Bus and Rail Union said strike action is not yet on the table.
Coffee shop customises emergency bridge sign in stroke of genius
Passenger dragged by train after her scarf was caught in its door
An investigation has been launched into the incident, in which the woman’s neck and back were injured.
Train strike "not inevitable" according to Irish Rail and NBRU
That’s despite comments to the contrary from the Transport Minister. Leo Varadkar said he could “see strikes happening” before March.
NTA says it is rectifying Irish Rail ticket price issues
The National Transport Authority said anomalies exist because it could not move in one step to rectify everything without putting hardship on users.
Probe launched into cause of New York train derailment
The train may have been speeding when it veered off the rails in the Bronx borough yesterday.
Railway worker watches erotic film, doesn't realise laptop is connected to giant screen
Well that’s embarrassing.
150 in hospital after South Africa rail crash
The trains were carrying school children and rush-hour commuters when they collided near Pretoria.
Woman saves baby from oncoming train, but is killed herself
The woman died after managing to free a pushchair caught on railway tracks in California.