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Unread 03-02-2006, 07:59   #1
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Default [3-2-2006] Morning chaos on Kildare line

Someone was struck by a train at Cherry Orchard at 5.20am this morning which has caused chaos.

The line reopened at 7:30, however Irish Rail for unknown reasons store the entire fleet of trains required for Kildare, Port Laoise and Athy in Inchicore thus requiring them to run empty from Inchicore each morning, if the trains where stored in Port Laoise disruption would be significantly less

Best guess is the empty service to Carlow or possibly Port Laoise was involved. Things are not helped by the Newbridge turnback platform being out of use. No sign of anyone at 11pm last night to fix it either

The trains cancelled are as follows (as reported by Ireland.com no info available from Irish Rail website)
6:15 Heuston to Portlaoise
6:30 Carlow to Heuston (the train that was involved while en route from Inchicore ??)
6:35 Heuston to Newbridge
6:45 Kildare to Heuston
7:15 Portlaoise to Heuston
7:30 Newbridge to Heuston
7:24 Kildare to Heuston
7:41 Portlaoise to Heuston (return of 6:15)

The morning Athlone train is stored in Athlone so it ran as did the 5:30am ex Cork which should not have been delayed
The morning services to Cork/Limerick and Galway also badly effected

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Train services from Kildare and Portlaoise disrupted
From:ireland.com
Friday, 3rd February, 2006


Train services between Kildare and Dublin have been disrupted following a serious incident on the line at Cherry Orchard this morning.




The 5:15am Athlone to Heuston service will be delayed by an hour and there have been a high number of cancellations.



This morning's cancellations are: 6:15 Heuston to Portlaoise, 6:30 Carlow to Heuston, 6:35 Heuston to Newbridge, 6:45 Kildare to Heuston, 7:15 Portlaoise to Heuston, 7:30 Newbridge to Heuston, 7:24 Kildare to Heuston, 7:41 Portlaoise to Heuston.
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Unread 03-02-2006, 10:05   #3
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This incident was reported on AA roadwatch website, but on the IE website (at 10.00am) there were no travel alerts. Were there any such alerts on the IE site earlier on? I bet not. Why are they so useless at giving out information? It's really an indictment when the AA give better info about IE than IE themselves!
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I went to get the 0645 in Kildare and the 0515 was held in the station. The liner was behind somewhere and the driver didn't know when they would be moving. The gardai had said they would be waiting for light before doing anything.

Does anyone know what time services resumed?
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Does anyone know what time services resumed?
Just after 7:30 is the time I was told but it would be impossible to run any rush hour services as the fleet was still in Inchicore
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What was the incident, someone said it was fatal on the news.
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