A number of families in south Belfast spent the night out of their homes due to an ongoing security alert.
Residents were evacuated as British Army bomb experts continued to examine a suspicious object discovered near the railway line at Finaghy.
A number of controlled explosions were carried out at the scene.
Church halls and a leisure centre were opened to provide emergency accommodation.
Services on the cross border railway line between Belfast and Dublin have been disrupted, with southbound passengers being bussed to Lisburn or Newry.