Sligo Mac Diarmada railway station

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Sligo Mac Diarmada Iarnród Éireann
Stáisiún Sheáin Mhic Dhiarmada
Location
Place Sligo
Local authority Sligo Borough Council
Operations
Platforms in use 2
History
1862 Station opened
1966 Renamed as Mac Diarmada Station
Iarnród Éireann - Ireland railway stations
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Sligo Mac Diarmada station, also known as Sligo railway station, is a mainline railway station which serves the town of Sligo in County Sligo, Ireland. It is a terminal station, with two platforms. There is a passing loop at the approach to the station. It is named after Irish patriot Seán Mac Diarmada. Iarnród Éireann, Ireland's national railway operator, runs inter-city rail services between Sligo and Dublin on the Dublin-Sligo railway line.

History[edit]

The station opened on 3 December 1862,[1] when Sligo acquired rail links to Dublin, then Enniskillen and the north in 1881 and Limerick and the south in 1895. The line to Enniskillen closed in 1957 and passenger services to Limerick closed in 1963. For many years CIE kept the latter line open for freight traffic, and although it is now disused, it forms part of the Western Rail Corridor redevelopment project.

Naming[edit]

In 1966 Sligo railway station was renamed Mac Diarmada Station after Irish rebel Seán Mac Diarmada from County Leitrim.[2]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Collooney   InterCity
Dublin-Sligo
  Terminus
  Proposed  
Collooney   Commuter
Limerick-Sligo
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sligo station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  2. ^ Gilligan, James (2006-12-19). "Restore name to Sligo rail station". Sligo Weekender. Sligo Weekender Ltd. Retrieved 2007-07-03. 

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Coordinates: 54°16′19″N 8°28′52″W / 54.272°N 8.481°W / 54.272; -8.481