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Attymon Iarnród Éireann
Stáisiún Áth Tíomáin
Attymon Station.JPG
Location
Place Attymon
Local authority Galway County Council
Coordinates 53°11′49″N 8°34′01″W / 53.1969°N 8.5669°W / 53.1969; -8.5669Coordinates: 53°11′49″N 8°34′01″W / 53.1969°N 8.5669°W / 53.1969; -8.5669
Operations
Platforms in use 1
History
1890 Station opened
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Attymon railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Áth Tíomáin) serves the townland of Attymon in County Galway.

The station is on the Dublin to Galway Rail service. Passengers to or from Westport travel to Athlone and change trains. Passengers to or from Limerick and Ennis travel to Athenry and change trains.[1]

Description[edit]

It is the smallest station on the Dublin-Galway line consisting of a single platform with no waiting room, just two shelters on the platform. The building at the station is boarded up and used as a store for line maintenance crew. There is a small free of charge car park at the station and a ticket machine is located at the entrance to the platform.

Local Requests for Better Service[edit]

Residents of Attymon and the surrounding areas have made numerous requests to Iarnród Éireann to stop further trains in Attymon. On April 26, 2011 a protest numbering some two hundred local people took place at the next station to the east, Woodlawn. The local action group is requesting that Iarnród Éireann improve the eastbound service from the station by allowing a morning Galway to Dublin train to serve the station.[2]

History[edit]

Attymon Junction station opened on 1 December 1890.[3]

The station used to link the Dublin-Galway line with a branch line to Loughrea. The line closed in 1975 and link has been removed. A former railway preservation group called Westrail had hoped to reopen the line as a tourist line, but failed to do so.

The station once had three platforms in operation. A former footbridge over the Galway-Dublin track, that joined two of the platforms, is now used by a Dublin city commuter railway station.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Woodlawn   Intercity
Dublin-Galway
  Athenry
Disused railways
Terminus   Midland Great Western Railway
Attymon-Loughrea
  Dunsandle

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Galway residents seek improved train services". RTÉ News. 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Attymon Junction station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03.