Date Published: 25-Nov-2008
Iarnród Éireann is to carry out an investigation into the cause of a fire which resulted in the evacuation of the train from Galway to Dublin this morning.
Smoke was spotted coming from beneath one of the carriages as the train was leaving Tullamore train station shortly before half past nine.
It’s understood there was an external fire in the engine department of the train and officials say there was no threat to passengers.
The fire was extinguished by the train driver but then a fault occurred with the braking system and the train could not be moved.
Rail crews carried out diagnostic tests and a maintenance crew managed to get the train into the platform at Tullamore after about an hour and a half.
Passengers on board were transferred onto another train coming from Westport, which brought them to Dublin.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.