Arklow railway station

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Arklow
An tInbhear Mór
Iarnród Éireann
Arklow railway station in 2008.jpg
Arklow Station looking North in 2008
Location Arklow
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 52°47′38″N 6°9′35″W / 52.79389°N 6.15972°W / 52.79389; -6.15972Coordinates: 52°47′38″N 6°9′35″W / 52.79389°N 6.15972°W / 52.79389; -6.15972
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code 144
Key dates
16 November 1863 Station opens

Arklow railway station (Irish: Stáisiún an Inbhir Mór) is a railway station in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland.


Dublin to Rosslare Line
Dublin–Belfast Line
Dublin–Sligo line
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line (to Dublin Heuston)
Luas Red Line (to The Point)
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
Grand Canal DockDART
Lansdowne RoadDART
SandymountDART
Sydney Parade
Merrion Gates
BooterstownDART
Blackrock
SeapointDART
Salthill and MonkstownDART
Dún Laoghaire Mallin
Sandycove and GlasthuleDART
GlenagearyDART
DalkeyDART
Obelisk Hill (1855–1858)
Killiney (1858–1882)
KillineyDART
Ballybrack (1854–1863)
Ballybrack (1863–1882)
ShankillDART
Harcourt Street line
Woodbrook
Bray Daly
Bray Cove Halt
Greystones
Kilcoole
Newcastle
Wicklow Murrough
Wicklow
Rathnew
Glenealy
Rathdrum
Avoca
Shillelagh branch line
Woodenbridge Junction
Arklow
Inch
Gorey
Camolin
Ferns
Enniscorthy
Edermine Ferry
Waterford line
Macmine Junction
Killurin
Wexford O'Hanrahan
Wexford South
Limerick–Rosslare line
Rosslare Strand
Kilrane
Rosslare Europort

History[edit]

The Station opened on 16 November 1863.[1]

Opened by the Dublin and South Eastern Railway the station was part of the Great Southern and Western Railway then absorbed into the Great Southern Railway by the Railways (Great Southern) Preliminary Amalgamation Scheme of 12 November 1924.

The station passed to Coras Iompair Éireann as a result of the Transport Act 1944 which took effect from 1 January 1945, then to Iarnród Éireann in 1986.

As with other stations between Wicklow and Rosslare Europort, semaphore signalling and ETS operation ceased here in April 2008. A colour-light signal existed here in semaphore days, having been installed in 1977.[2]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 3 October 1979, a passenger train and a freight train were involved in a head-on collision. Twenty-nine people were injured.[3]

Description[edit]

Waiting facilities include three covered shelters, one on platform 1 and two on platform 2. There is a waiting room next to the ticket office in the station building on platform 1. A pay-and-display carpark is in the former goods yard, with capacity for 150 vehicles and a covered bicycle parking area.

The station is staffed full-time.

It has two platforms, one on the passing loop.

Services/Routes[edit]

The service from the station is:

Monday to Friday

Saturdays

Sundays

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Rathdrum   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare railway line
  Gorey
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
 
Disused railways
Woodenbridge   Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Rosslare
  Inch

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arklow station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 8 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "Report of Inquiry into the Railway Accident on the CIE Railway at Arklow Co. Wicklow on 3rd October, 1979" (PDF). RSC. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "REPORT OF THE INQUIRY INTO THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT ON THE CIE RAILWAY AT ARKLOW, CO WICKLOW ON 3rd OCTOBER, 1979," (PDF). Dublin: Department of Transport via Rail Accident Investigation Unite. July 1982. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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