Mallow–Tralee line

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Mallow to Tralee
Dublin to Cork line (to Dublin)
Mallow–Waterford line
Mallow
Dublin to Cork line (to Cork)
Lombardstown
Newmarket branch line
Banteer
Rathcool
Millstreet
Rathmore
Kenmare branch line
Headford Junction
Killarney
Ballybrack
Valencia Harbour branch line
Farranfore (for Kerry Airport)
Castleisland branch line
Gortatlea
Tralee Casement
Limerick–Tralee line
Fenit branch line

The Mallow-Tralee railway line runs from Mallow to Killarney and Tralee. Intermediate stations are Banteer, Millstreet, Rathmore, and Farranfore

A peculiar arrangement at Killarney is in place, in which trains from Mallow enter Killarney, which is a dead-end. Trains continuing to Tralee, then have to reverse until they reach the junction, before changing direction again to continue westwards.

History[edit]

At Tralee there were small sidings that formed an informal link to the Tralee and Dingle Light Railway, and by reversing into the goods yard at Tralee, the line to Fenit could be used.

The line once continued through to Limerick. There were also branches to Valentia Harbour railway station, Kenmare, Kanturk, Castleisland, however these closed during the 1960s.