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Video: Irish Rail release dramatic footage of a train narrowly missing a man

Irish Rail have release dramatic footage of a train going at 140km/h as it narrowly missed a trespasser taking a short cut across railway lines.

Iarnrod Eireann said the incident occurred last December at Kilbarrack station in north Dublin as the Belfast Enterprise service sped through a split second after the person crossed to the opposite platform.

It was one of 32 category one "near misses" that drivers recorded last year.

They warned there were more than 200 trespass incidents on the railways in 2016 and released CCTV film of some including a man carrying a toddler who was sitting on a push and ride trike across the tracks at a station.

Other footage shows kids on bikes coming off a platform along the side of railway lines, another person pushing a bike across the tracks and adults walking from one platform to another over the lines.

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