Dublin Sligo rail service under threat due to rising flood waters

There are concerns over the possible halting of train services on the Dublin Sligo rail line after Irish Rail warned that the service could be suspended as a result of rising flood waters.


The company has invested in significant work on the line in the Carrick on Shannon, and Dromod area in recent years and has raised the line in the areas that are prone to flooding during adverse weather conditions.


The line is also prone to flooding as it passes near Lough Owel on the outskirts of Mullingar.


Railway sleepers are presently under some inches of water on the stretch between Dromod and Carrick and Irish Rail spokesperson Barry Kenny has said that the train has had to reduce speed in these areas causing some delays on the service already.