A section of the main rail line at Malahide has collapsed. Thankfully nobody was injured.
A section of the main Dublin to Belfast railway line has collapsed in Malahide in north Dublin.
It happened this evening north of Malahide station on the viaduct across the estuary.
IarnrÃ³d Ã‰ireann says initial indications are that subsidence caused an embankment to collapse and that the damage appears to be quite bad.
The damaged line was noticed by the driver of the 6.07pm train travelling from Balbriggan to Pearse station.
The train had passengers on board but managed to stop.
The line has been closed and there are currently no northern commuter and Belfast enterprise trains running as a result.
Customers are advised to travel by Dublin Bus or Bus Ã‰ireann and bus transfers are being arranged for Dublin/Belfast services. http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0821/rail.html
From what I hear the damage is quite serious. This will probably take ages to repair which will cause massive disruption to commuters.