The Ianród Éireann train service from Waterford to Heuston Station Dublin has been cancelled this morning after a train struck a herd of cows.
The incident was confirmed by @IrishRail on Twitter, with the train having collided with the cattle in Kilkenny. The incident occurred near Thomastown in Kilkenny, during the 11am service. None of the onboard passengers were injured during the incident and it is unknown how many cattle were injured at this stage.
The service was immediately called to a halt as a result of the incident, with bus transfers now in place between Kilkenny and Waterford on all remaining services on this line until further notice.
“11:00 Waterford Heuston has struck a herd of cattle near Thomastown.” @IrishRail posted.
“Bus transfers will be in operation between Kilkenny & Waterford for all services until further notice.” the post continued.
This marks the second incident of this nature this year, with a similar incident occurring in June on the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway. The train bound for Galway hit a herd of cattle near Tullamore, with many passengers stuck on board for hours as a result. Read the full story here here.
11:00 Waterford Heuston has struck a heard of cattle near Thomastown. Bus transfers will be in operation between Kilkenny & Waterford for all services until further notice— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) September 22, 2018