Limerick, Ireland: Leaf fall to blame for crossing run through

2 Dec

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has confirmed that it is investigating a serious incident in which a train ran through a level crossing while it remained open to road traffic, including pedestrians.

The investigation into the run-through at the Spa Road level crossing in Castleconnell, Co Limerick at about 19.00 on November 28th, 2015 has been attributed to inadequate adhesion most likely as a result of autumn leaf fall leaving the railhead contaminated with a greasy leaf residue. However, other possible causes, including human factors, will be considered.





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