Thurles railway station

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Thurles
Iarnród Éireann
Thurles4.jpg
The 15:46 for Dublin (Heuston) arriving at Platform 1 at Thurles
Location Railway Road(platform 2) and Abbey Road (platform 1) Thurles
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 52°40′35″N 7°49′19″W / 52.67639°N 7.82194°W / 52.67639; -7.82194Coordinates: 52°40′35″N 7°49′19″W / 52.67639°N 7.82194°W / 52.67639; -7.82194
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 3
Construction
Structure type At-grade
List of railway stations in Ireland

Thurles railway station is near the centre of Thurles town, County Tipperary in Ireland. The station has two through platforms and one terminating platform. It is a major station on the Dublin-Cork line with an average of 17 trains in both directions daily.[1]

The station was the location of the arrest of William Smith O'Brien on 5 August 1848 while he was waiting for a train after an unsuccessful insurrection in Ballingarry in South Tipperary. There is a plaque at the station commemorating the event.

The station opened on 13 March 1848.[2]

Thurles station has three times won the Irish Rail Best Intercity Station prize.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Ballybrophy   Intercity
Dublin-Cork Main Line
  Limerick Junction
Portlaoise   InterCity
Dublin-Tralee
 
Templemore   Intercity
Dublin-Limerick
  Limerick Colbert

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Thurles station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07.