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Train fire disrupts rail service between Galway and Dublin

Fire services were called to the scene after the train stopped at Costello’s Bridge for passenger and crew evacuation.

A FIRE ON A passenger train this afternoon has led to serious disruptions along the Dublin to Galway line thoughout this evening.

Iarnród Éireann says it has launched an investigation into the fire which broke out on the 3.05pm Galway to Heuston train.

The driver saw a fire alert on the train’s automated system and moved passengers in the affected carriage to another part of the train. All passengers and crew then alighted at Costello’s Bridge, about 1.5 miles from Athenry, Co Galway. Fire services attended the scene and put out the blaze.

The incident has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Unit. Passengers are being transferred by bus between Athenry and Galway.

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