A WOMAN has died after she was struck by a train in Kilkenny yesterday evening.
The incident occurred shortly after 8pm around a mile from Kilkenny railway station.
Irish Rail said the 6.35pm service from Dublin Heuston to Waterford had been delayed due to a "tragic incident".
It added that emergency services were on scene.
It is understood that the woman died instantly after being struck on the tracks. She has not yet been named.
18.35 Heuston to Waterford delayed, emergency services attending tragic incident on the line near Kilkenny
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) 29 August 2018
The line was closed in the wake of the tragedy but has since reopened.
Gardaí said they were investigating the incident and were working with Irish Rail and the fire service.
A Garda spokesman said: "Gardaí in Co. Kilkenny are investigating a collision on the railway line between Kilkenny and Waterford on August 29, 2018.
"The collision between a female and train occurred shortly after 8pm this evening.
"The collision occurred a mile outside Kilkenny station. No further details at this stage."
Line has reopened at Kilkenny following earlier tragic incident. Full services will operate in morning
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) August 29, 2018