Rosslare Strand railway station

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Rosslare Strand Iarnród Éireann
Trá Ros Láir
Rosslare Strand.jpg
The early afternoon train to Dublin in platform 1
Location
Place Rosslare
Local authority County Wexford
Operations
Station code 58
Platforms in use 2
History
24 June 1882 Opened, as Rosslare
17 May 1889 Closed
6 August 1894 Reopened
18 September 2010 Services to Waterford cease
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Rosslare Strand railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Thrá Ros Láir) is in County Wexford, Ireland.

It is the junction of the Dublin–Rosslare railway line and the Limerick–Rosslare railway line, the Rosslare Strand to Waterford section of which is mothballed.

Description[edit]

The station is staffed and has a ticket office, waiting room and toilets. However it is planned to destaff the station [1]

There is full accessibility to the first platform, with access to the second platform via a wicket gate or footbridge.[2]

There are two platforms, one on the passing loop. The mothballed South Wexford section of the Limerick-Rosslare railway line can be accessed only via the second platform, the junction being on the passing loop.

Mothballing of Rosslare Europort to Waterford Rail Section[edit]

The final Rosslare Europort to Limerick passenger service ran on Saturday 18 September 2010,[3] which saw the mothballing of most of the Rosslare Europort to Waterford section of track, except for the Waterford to Belview section which is used several times a week by freight trains.

Replacement bus service to Waterford[edit]

The rail service to Wellingtonbridge and Waterford is replaced by a revised Bus Éireann route 370 which caters for those affected by the suspension of the railway service.[4]The bus stop is located on Strand Road in the centre of Rosslare Strand around five minutes on foot from the rail station.

History[edit]

The station opened on 24 June 1882.[5]

Prior to track modifications in 1973 it was possible to access the Waterford line from both platforms.[6]

A signal cabin was at the Wexford end of the main platform.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Wexford
O'Hanrahan
  Intercity
Dublin-Rosslare Line
  Rosslare
Europort
Disused railways
Bridgetown   Intercity
Limerick-Rosslare Line
  Rosslare
Europort

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 13 August 1974, two passenger trains were involved in a head-on collision at Rosslare Strand. Fifteen people were injured.[7]

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Coordinates: 52°16′18″N 6°23′29″W / 52.2718°N 6.3915°W / 52.2718; -6.3915