Lucky escape for 200 passengers as express train leaves rails at Rush station.

The Belfast to Dublin express train was derailed at Rush and Lusk Train Station destroying five carriages and causing havoc along the line. Two hundred passengers remarkably escaped death or serious injury as the train derailed while travelling at 60 miles per hour. The passengers were taken to Amien Street station in Dublin city centre by a fleet of buses. 

While an official inquiry is yet to take place, Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) inspectors believe a loose wheel may have caused the accident. 

CIÉ workers have been working around the clock to clear the twisted wreckage.  

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 January 1963. This clip is mute.