Train forced to return due to flooding at Waterford train station

A train has been forced to return to Kilkenny due to flooding at Waterford train station.

The 15.10 service from Dublin Heuston was initially due to arrive in Plunkett Station at 17:21.

However, the train was held up just outside it for about half an hour.

Engineers were being sent to inspect the route but the decision was then taken to return the train to MacDonagh Train Station in Kilkenny.


Bus transfers are being arranged to bring passengers from Kilkenny to Waterford.

Irish Rail have tweeted to say that tomorrow morning's 07:50am service is due to depart Waterford as normal, as the flooding is expected to recede.


However, they say the situation regarding the weather will be monitored overnight.

A status yellow weather warning for wind is set to remain in place for Waterford until 9pm tonight.

While a weather advisory for the whole country for wet and inclement weather will remain effective until 11pm on Friday evening.

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Pic: Flooding at Waterford's Plunkett Train Station in December 2021