Fota railway station

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Fota Iarnród Éireann
Fóite
Fota Station in 2011.JPG
Location
Place Fota Island
Local authority Cork County Council
Operations
Platforms in use 2
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Fota railway station serves Fota Island in County Cork.

It is a station on the Cork to Cobh commuter service. Travel to Glounthaune station to transfer to Midleton.[1]

Description[edit]

The halt is unstaffed. There are two platforms, with level access to the Cobh-bound platform. Access to the Cork-bound platform is via a footbridge, although there is a defunct level crossing which can theoretically (albeit illegally) be used to cross the tracks.

It is popular with tourists, walkers, and people working on the Island alike. Fota Island is home to a Wildlife Park, Scout Camp, Fota House and Gardens, Championship Golf Course and 5 Star Hotel.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 July 1865.[2]

Disused platform north of the station

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Glounthaune   Commuter
Cork-Cobh
  Carrigaloe

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Fota station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 

Coordinates: 51°53′47″N 8°19′05″W / 51.8963°N 8.3181°W / 51.8963; -8.3181