Arklow railway station
Arklow Station looking North in 2008
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|16 November 1863||Station opens|
|Dublin to Rosslare Line|
The Station opened on 16 November 1863.
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.
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.
Accidents and incidents
- On 3 October 1979, a passenger train and a freight train were involved in a head-on collision. Twenty-nine people were injured.
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.
The service from the station is:
Monday to Friday
- 5tpd (trains per day) to Dublin Connolly via Bray Daly (one continuing to Dundalk Clarke)
- 4tpd to Rosslare Europort
- 1tpd to Wexford O'Hanrahan
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
Dublin-Rosslare railway line
South Eastern Commuter
|Woodenbridge||Dublin and South Eastern Railway
- "Arklow station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 8 September 2007.
- "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.
- "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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