Irish Rail have confirmed that the line between Westport and Castlebar has reopened this afternoon after an incident on the train line earlier today.

A male pedestrian was struck by a train at Knockaphunta, near the town at around 8am this morning.

Gardai and emergency services attended the scene and the line was closed for a time with bus transfers having been put in place.

Train services between Westport and Dublin Heuston have resumed and Irish Rail say their schedules are running on time.

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