Mullingar railway station

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Mullingar Iarnród Éireann
Station Mullingar 03.JPG
Mullingar Railway Station
Location
Place Mullingar
Local authority Westmeath County Council
Operations
Station code 153
Platforms in use 3
History
1848 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
Western Commuter
Line to Sligo
Mullingar
Enfield
Kilcock
Maynooth
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
To Hansfield, Dunboyne, and M3 Parkway
Clonsilla
Coolmine
Castleknock
Navan Road Parkway
Ashtown
Broombridge
To Liffey Junction and Broadstone (disused)
Phoenix Park Tunnel (To Dublin Heuston)
Drumcondra
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
(To Dublin Heuston and Tallaght)
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Mullingar railway station serves the town of Mullingar in County Westmeath, Ireland.

Mullingar station is served by national rail company Iarnród Éireann's Dublin to Longford commuter service and Dublin to Sligo intercity service.[1]

The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland have a secondary base in the town. A turntable remains here used by steam locomotives a couple of times a year.

History[edit]

The station opened on 2 October 1848.[2] The Midland Great Western Railway line to Mullingar from Dublin opened in stages from 1846 to 1848, arriving in Mullingar on 2 October 1848. This was to a temporary station, adjacent to the greyhound stadium. The original mainline ran from Dublin (Broadstone) to Galway via Mullingar and Athlone, the Mullingar to Galway section opening in August 1851. The present station opened with the branch line to Longford on 14 December 1855.

There were two secondary stations in Mullingar. Canal Crossing cattle bank was on the Sligo Line and on the Athlone Line, Newbrook racecourse had its own station. This was unique in that it was a two platformed station with both platforms on the Down Line.

Mullingar to Athlone Line[edit]

There was a railway line to Athlone but it is now disused. It was part of the Midland Great Western Railway Dublin to Galway intercity service. Calls have been made for the line to Athlone (via Moate) to be reopened to facilitate more services between Galway and Dublin.[3]

Today Dublin to Galway intercity services go from Dublin Heuston via Portarlington to Athlone line.[4]

Dublin Mullingar Train

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Enfield   Commuter
Western Commuter
  Edgeworthstown
Enfield   Intercity
Dublin-Sligo
  Edgeworthstown
Disused railways
Killucan   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Sligo
  Clonhugh
Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway
Moate

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Mullingar station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.westmeathexaminer.ie/news/roundup/articles/2012/02/16/4009023-closed-mullingar-to-athlone-rail-line-raised-at-meeting/ Westmeath Examiner "closed-mullingar-to-athlone-rail-line-raised-at-meeting"
  4. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=120&n=150 Irish Rail Station and Route maps

Coordinates: 53°31′22″N 7°20′46″W / 53.5228°N 7.3460°W / 53.5228; -7.3460