Memories, 1994: Eighty in Junction drama near Oola

A TRAIN carriage was derailed at 50 mph this morning at a level crossing near Oola.

A TRAIN carriage was derailed at 50 mph this morning at a level crossing near Oola.

An investigation is underway as to why the wheel units of one of the carriages left the track.

A total of 80 people in two carriages were on their way from Dublin when they were jolted forward by the sudden derailment.

“No one was injured and there was only slight damage. The wheels went down on the sleepers and the lads are going out now with hydraulic jacks to put it back on the track,” explained Iarnrod Eireann spokesman Cyril Ferris.

Buses brought the passengers into Limerick.

Iarnrod Eireann were confident that there would not be serious delays to other trains coming into Limerick. It’s understood that the train was travelling at about 50 miles an hour.