Rail services return to normal after flooding closure

Patrick Conboy

Reporter:

Patrick Conboy

The section of the Dublin-Sligo railway line between Longford and Carrick-on-Shannon re-opened this morning after two weeks of closure and disruption due to flooding. Photo: Brian Farrell
Rail services on the Dublin-Sligo line have returned to normal following the re-opening of the section between Longford and Carrick-on-Shannon this morning.

Rail services on the Dublin-Sligo line have returned to normal following the re-opening of the section between Longford and Carrick-on-Shannon this morning.

The railway line had been closed since Monday, February 17 because of flooding. Bus transfers had been in place between the two stations, leading to delays of around 30 minutes to most services.

Iarnr√≥d √Čireann also announced that the 16.00 Dublin-Sligo service will resume this afternoon after the delays to other services caused by the flooding resulted in its cancellation for the last two weeks.