Kildare railway station

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Kildare
Iarnród Éireann
Kildare railway station 1.jpg
Location Kildare
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°09′46″N 6°54′29″W / 53.162802°N 6.908111°W / 53.162802; -6.908111Coordinates: 53°09′46″N 6°54′29″W / 53.162802°N 6.908111°W / 53.162802; -6.908111
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code 6
Key dates
1846 Station opened

Kildare railway station is a railway station on the Dublin to Cork Railway line and Dublin commuter service.[1]

It is also the changing-point for passengers to/from services to Waterford.

It has three tracks, one for through services and two platforms. As the first major station on the south- and west-bound line from Heuston station, it is served, or at least passed-through, by a large number of trains. It is also used by timber trains and container trains travelling between Waterford and County Mayo to run round.

History[edit]

The station opened on 4 August 1846 and was closed for goods traffic on 6 September 1976.[2]

Services[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Dublin Heuston   Intercity
Dublin-Cork Main Line
  Portarlington
Newbridge   Intercity
Dublin-Limerick
  Monasterevin
Newbridge   Intercity
Dublin-Galway
  Monasterevin
Dublin Heuston
or
Newbridge (Sunday)
  Intercity
Dublin-Westport/Ballina
  Portarlington
Newbridge   Intercity
Dublin-Waterford
  Athy
Newbridge   Commuter
South Western Commuter
  Terminus
or
Monasterevin

Bus links[edit]

Passengers can also connect at the station to a shuttle bus service to Kildare Village shopping outlet.[3] On days of racing there is a shuttle bus to Curragh Racecourse. South Kildare Community Transport also serve the station providing links to Milltown, Nurney and Kildangan.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Kildare station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  3. ^ http://www.kildarevillage.com/en/plan-your-visit/getting-here/train Kildare village how to get there
  4. ^ http://skct.ie/Athy_Newbridge%20Timetable%20June%202013.pdf

External links[edit]

Media related to Kildare railway station at Wikimedia Commons