Tralee railway station

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Tralee railway station
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

Tralee Casement station (Tralee Railway Station) is a station on the Mallow to Tralee railway line and serves the town of Tralee in County Kerry.

Description[edit]

To the casual observer, Tralee station rather resembles that at Killarney with the main station buildings lying south of the main line, with a short overall roof covering part of the main platform and the run-round loop. There is also a shorter bay platform serving the south face of the main platform stopping short of the main building. A platform canopy covers part of both platforms 1 and 2 east of the main building and overall roof. Both platforms were considerably extended c. 1980.

Until recently there was an active container terminal and freight yard opposite the main station. This survives for permanent Way trains and the storage of redundant equipment. The yard opposite the passenger station was built in the late 1970s on the site of the original freight yard and engine shed to replace a larger yard alongside the former Tralee-Fenit and North Kerry lines west of the passenger station. The Tralee-Fenit line survives in an overgrown condition. The rest of the site has been cleared and sold for redevelopment.

Services[edit]

Passengers transfer at Mallow for services to Dublin and Cork or via a small number of direct Dublin and Cork services.

Tralee is served by 7–8 trains each weekday. There is a slightly reduced service on Sundays.

There are also connecting trains at Limerick Junction for Clonmel and Waterford as well as Limerick, Ennis, Athenry and Galway.

History[edit]

The station, originally named Tralee South, was opened on 18 July 1859.[1] A serious accident occurred at the station at 6.20 am on 24 April 1901. The 2.30 am Mallow to Tralee mail goods train failed to stop, and ran into the buffer stops at a speed estimated at between 25 and 30 mph. The driver of the train and a guard who had been travelling on the footplate were killed instantly. The fireman died a few hours later.[2]

On 10 April 1966, the station was given the name Casement in commemoration of Roger Casement, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Farranfore   Commuter
Mallow-Tralee
  Terminus
Farranfore   InterCity
Dublin-Tralee
  Terminus
Farranfore   InterCity
Cork-Tralee
  Terminus
Disused railways
Ardfert   Great Southern and Western Railway
Limerick-Tralee
  Terminus

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tralee station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-04. 
  2. ^ http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/BoT_Tralee1901.pdf

Coordinates: 52°16′16″N 9°41′57″W / 52.2710°N 9.6992°W / 52.2710; -9.6992