PICS: This Dublin-bound Train's Engine Burst Into Flames This Morning

Over a hundred passengers had to be evacuated


An Irish Rail train's engine caught fire this morning, resulting in the evacuation of over a hundred passengers.

The 9.40am train from Drogheda to Pearse Station had to make an emergency stop at Clongriffin today after smoke started to fill the vehicle's four carriages, causing panic among commuters.

"There was a mad dash to get off and someone was screaming to get out", one passenger told

Between 100 and 150 travellers were aboard at the time of the incident. A spokesperson for Irish Rail said the driver responded to the engine troubles immediately and "excellently". 

Take a look at the smoking train below.

Dublin Fire Brigade arrived on the scene shortly after the train's arrival. No injuries have been reported.

Due to this morning's incident, you can expect delays of about 40 minutes on the northbound line throughout the day. 

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