Birdhill railway station

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Limerick to Ballybrophy Line
Ballybrophy
Dublin–Cork main line
Roscrea
Cloughjordan
Nenagh
Birdhill
Castleconnell
Dublin–Cork main line
Limerick Colbert

Birdhill railway station serves the town of Birdhill in County Tipperary, Ireland.

The station opened on 23 July 1860.[1]

It is on the Limerick–Ballybrophy railway line and is also served by a skeleton service on the Limerick to Nenagh Commuter Service.

Description[edit]

The station once had a large station house but now has only a portable building. This houses the ticket office and toilet.[2] The station has a car park. A plaque in the station grounds commemorates the 150th anniversary of the station, which took place in 2010. There is also a "Railway Garden" beside the station.

Closure proposed[edit]

A January 2012 national newspaper article suggested that Irish Rail was expected to seek permission from the National Transport Authority to close the line.[3] In response, the timetable was altered during 2012, and the service was again reduced from February 2013.[4]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Castleconnell   Commuter
Limerick-Ballybrophy
  Nenagh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birdhill station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/Birdhill Irish Rail Birdhill Website
  3. ^ http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/iarnrod-eireann-may-close-rail-service-amid-falling-demand-178779.html
  4. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie

Coordinates: 52°45′57″N 8°26′31″W / 52.76583°N 8.44194°W / 52.76583; -8.44194