Achill railway station

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Achill
Acaill, Oileán Acla
Location
Location Westport
Area County Mayo
Operations
Original company Midland Great Western Railway
History
18 May 1895 Station opens
31 December 1934 Station closes to passenger traffic, becomes freight only
20 May 1936 Station reopens fully to passenger traffic
1 October 1937 Station closes
Disused railway stations in Ireland

Closed railway stations in Ireland
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Achill was a station which served Achill in County Mayo, Ireland. It was the terminus of an extension line from Westport via Newport & Mallaranny (Mulranny).

History[edit]

Opened by the Midland Great Western Railway in 1894/5. In 1925 a merger led to management by the Great Southern Railways. They closed it in 1937. A comprehensive history and description of the line ("Rails to Achill") by historical author Jonathan Beaumont was published in 2002 by Oakwood Press.

The site today[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • Pictures of the station. [1]
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Mallaranny (Mulranny)   Midland Great Western Railway
Westport-Achill
  Terminus