Ennis railway station

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Ennis Iarnród Éireann
Location
Place Ennis
Operations
Station code 181
Platforms in use 2
History
1859 Station opened
Iarnród Éireann - Ireland railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Limerick to Galway Line
Galway
Oranmore
Athenry
to Claremorris and Sligo
Dublin–Galway Line
Craughwell
Ardrahan
Gort
Ennis
Sixmilebridge
Limerick Colbert
Limerick Suburban Rail - Ennis Line
Limerick
Sixmilebridge
Ennis

Ennis railway station serves the town of Ennis in County Clare, Ireland.

Ennis is the terminus station of Limerick to Ennis Commuter service (intermediate stop Sixmilebridge) and a station on the Limerick to Galway intercity service. Passengers for Dublin/Cork or Waterford transfer at Limerick.

The station forms part of the Western Railway Corridor, the name given to a group of lines in the west of Ireland between Limerick and Sligo.

Five services pass through Ennis on the Limerick–Galway service with more just running Limerick–Ennis.

The Limerick Colbet to Galway Ceannt service calls at Sixmilebridge, Ennis, Gort, Ardrahan, Craughwell and Athenry (with a future stop after Athenry at Oranmore).

History[edit]

The regular passenger service Limerick–Claremorris through Ennis shut on 5 April 1976. Limerick–Ennis recommenced on Thursdays from 4 August 1984,[1] two days a week from 12 April 1988, four days a week from 19 February 1993 and six days a week from 16 May 1994.[2]

It was proposed to utilise the National Development Plan to fund regeneration of the railway in the west. The rail line between Ennis and Athenry was funded to enable a Limerick to Galway service (Phase one of Transport 21 Western Rail Corridor project). Opening of the Limerick to Galway service took place officially on 29 March 2010 and for the public on 30 March 2010.

Facilities[edit]

There are two platforms in the station; Platform 2 is built on a passing loop. Access between the platforms is via a footbridge. There is a cannopy over a section of Platform 1. Both platforms have benches, bins and information displays. Platform 1 has a help point. Inside the station there is a ticket office with hatches and ticket machines. There is also a waiting room which has vending machines. The station is beside the bus station.

Closures Due to Flooding[edit]

In mid-February 2008, the train service between Ennis and Limerick was suspended due to severe flooding on a section of the line running through Newmarket-on-Fergus. Further flooding in the winter of 2009/2010 delayed the completion of the Western Rail Corridor project whose first timetable carried a January 2010 issue date even though it was 29 March 2010 before the first train ran.

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Sixmilebridge   Commuter
Limerick Suburban Rail
  Terminus
  InterCity
Limerick-Galway
  Gort

Interchange for Shannon Airport[edit]

Buses and taxis connect with Shannon International Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maund, Richard (2004-12-10). "Ennis-Limerick: resumption of passenger services". Rail Chronology. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Stephen (1997). Johnson's Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland. Leicester: Midland Counties. p. 77. ISBN 1-85780-044-3. 

Coordinates: 52°50′20″N 8°58′31″W / 52.83889°N 8.97528°W / 52.83889; -8.97528