Normal rail services resume at Limerick's Colbert Station

Major resignalling works have been completed

David Hurley

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Normal rail services resume at Limerick's Colbert Station

Train services resume at Colbert Station this Monday - Picture: Michael Cowey

NORMAL rail services resume at Colbert Station this Monday following the completion of major resignalling works.

The works, which began on June 4, have seen the replacement and upgrading of two signal cabins which were used to signal all routes into and out of Colbert Station.

The cabins, which have been described by Iarnród Éireann as the “eyes and ears” of Colbert Station had been in use – in some form or another – for more than a century.

Around 50km of new cable was laid during the works.

Platforms 3 and 4 have also been lengthened over the past three weeks with more than 12,000 tonnes of stone being used.

No trains have been operating in or out of Limerick city during the works, which finished yesterday.

See www.irishrail.ie for full timetables.