Achill railway station

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Achill
Acaill, Oileán Acla
Location Westport, County Mayo
Ireland
History
Opened 1895
Closed 1937
Original company Midland Great Western Railway
Key dates
18 May 1895 Station opens
31 December 1934 Station closes to passenger traffic, becomes freight only
20 May 1936 Station reopens fully to passenger traffic
1 October 1937 Station closes

Achill was a station which served Achill in County Mayo, Ireland. It was the terminus of an extension line from Westport via Newport & Mallaranny (Mulranny).

History[edit]

Opened by the Midland Great Western Railway in 1894/5. In 1925 a merger led to management by the Great Southern Railways. They closed it in 1937. A comprehensive history and description of the line ("Rails to Achill") by historical author Jonathan Beaumont was published in 2002 by Oakwood Press.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Mallaranny (Mulranny)   Midland Great Western Railway
Westport-Achill
  Terminus