heirflick Posted August 31, 2012 Share Posted August 31, 2012 LADS , SAW THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IN AN OLD INDEPENDANT NEWSPAPER ABOUT A DERAILMENT LAST JANUARY IN THE TCD IN PORTLAOISE. ANYONE KNOW HOW IT DERAILED? Monday September 27 2010 'THREE new rail carriages costing €6m will have to be repaired at a cost of €350,000 after they were derailed in a depot. The accident happened when the carriages were being moved in the Iarnrod Eireann rail depot in Portlaoise, Co Laois. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred last January. But the Irish Independent has learned that the final bill for the repair of the damaged undercarriages in all three carriages will run to €350,000. The repairs are due to be carried out in the coming weeks after a company was selected to do the work, following a public tender. An Iarnrod Eireann spokesman said yesterday there had been no technical fault with the train, but confirmed that the derailment took place during a shunting manoeuvre in the Portlaoise depot. A total of 177 new inter-city rail cars were bought three years ago, replacing the older, slower trains. Each new rail carriage cost €2m'. JESUS ....350,000 IS A LOT FOR A SIMPLE DERAILMENT DURING SHUNTING! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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