Waterford train station has reopened after flooding caused by a high spring tide forced it to close earlier this morning.

A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann said the 7.20am train from Dublin Heuston to Waterford will be able to arrive into the station.

Earlier, water had covered the rails at the platform, which prevented the scheduled 7.50am train from Waterford to Dublin Heuston from leaving the station.

That train journey began in Kilkenny with passengers being bused to Waterford.

High tide tonight could bring further flooding, Iarnród Éireann's Communications Manager Barry Kenny said.

This could lead to more transfers for customers, he said.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mr Kenny said flooding is not frequent in this area, but it is not unusual.

The Waterford North Quays Project will relocate Plunkett station in Waterford, which is due to be ready by 2026, he said.

"The end is in sight for this as an issue for us and for our customers," he added.