Arklow railway station

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Arklow

An tInbhear Mór
Iarnród Éireann
Arklow railway station in 2008.jpg
Arklow Station looking North in 2008
LocationSaint Mary's Road, Arklow, County Wicklow, Y14 YD89
Ireland
Coordinates52°47′38″N 6°9′35″W / 52.79389°N 6.15972°W / 52.79389; -6.15972Coordinates: 52°47′38″N 6°9′35″W / 52.79389°N 6.15972°W / 52.79389; -6.15972
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeARKLW
Fare zoneG
History
Original companyDublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway
Pre-groupingDublin and South Eastern Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
16 November 1863Station opens
2002Freight services cease

Arklow railway station (Irish: Stáisiún an tInbhear Mór) is a railway station in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland.

History[edit]

The station opened on 16 November 1863.[1]

Opened by the Dublin and South Eastern Railway the station was part of the Great Southern and Western Railway then absorbed into the Great Southern Railway by the Railways (Great Southern) Preliminary Amalgamation Scheme of 12 November 1924.

The station passed to CIÉ as a result of the Transport Act, 1944 which took effect from 1 January 1945, then to Iarnród Éireann on 2 February 1987.

As with other stations between Wicklow and Rosslare Europort, semaphore signalling and ETS operation ceased here in April 2008. A colour-light signal existed here in semaphore days, having been installed in 1977.[2]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 3 October 1979, a passenger train and a freight train were involved in a head-on collision. Twenty-nine people were injured.[3]

Description[edit]

Waiting facilities include three covered shelters, one on platform 1 and two on platform 2. There is a waiting room next to the ticket office in the station building on platform 1. A pay-and-display car park is in the former goods yard, with capacity for 150 vehicles and a covered bicycle parking area.

The station is staffed full-time.

It has two platforms, one on the passing loop.

Services/Routes[edit]

The service from the station is:

Monday to Friday

Saturdays

Sundays

Transport[edit]

There is no direct public road transport to or from the station.[citation needed] A number of Bus Éireann bus routes stop at Main Street, which is located 500m from the station.[citation needed]


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Rathdrum   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare railway line
  Gorey
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
 
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Woodenbridge
Line open, station closed
  Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Rosslare
  Inch
Line open, station closed

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arklow station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 8 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Report of Inquiry into the Railway Accident on the CIE Railway at Arklow Co. Wicklow on 3rd October, 1979" (PDF). RSC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
  3. ^ "REPORT OF THE INQUIRY INTO THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT ON THE CIE RAILWAY AT ARKLOW, CO WICKLOW ON 3rd OCTOBER, 1979," (PDF). Dublin: Department of Transport via Rail Accident Investigation Unite. July 1982. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

Dublin to Rosslare
Year
closed
Dublin Connolly
for Dublin Airport Dublin Airport
Luas Bus interchange
R. Liffey
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
for Dublin Airport Dublin Airport
Grand Canal Street railway works
1925
Grand Canal Dock
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Lansdowne Road
Lansdowne Road
Dublin Suburban Rail
Ballsbridge Showground
Passengers 1941
Goods 1971
Serpentine Avenue
Sandymount
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Sandymount
Sydney Parade
Sydney Parade
Dublin Suburban Rail
Merrion Gates
Merrion
1934
Booterstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Williamstown
1841
Blackrock
Dublin Suburban Rail
Seapoint
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Salthill and Monkstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Kingstown Harbour (west pier)
1837
Dún Laoghaire Mallin Bus interchange
Carlilse Pier
1980
Sandycove Cutting
Sandycove
and Glasthule
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Glenageary
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Dalkey (Athmospheric)
1854
Dalkey
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Killiney Hill Tunnel
Obelisk Hill
1858
Killiney
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
moved
1882
Ballybrack
1863
1882
Shankill
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
MP 11 (to Pearse)
1958
MP 11 (to Harcourt St.)
Woodbrook Halt
1960
Bray
Bray Daly Bus interchange
Bray Cove Halt
1929
Bray Head Tunnel No.1
Bray Head Tunnel No.2
Bray Head Tunnel No.3
Bray Head Tunnel No.4
Greystones
Kilcoole (limited service)
Newcastle
1964
Wicklow Murrough
1976
R. Vartry
Wicklow
Rathnew
1964
Glenealy
1964
Rathdrum
Avoca
1964
Woodenbridge Junction
1964
1945
Glenart platform
1925
(private halt for Earl Carysfort)
Arklow
Inch
1963
Gorey
Camolin
1963
Ferns
1977
Enniscorthy
R. Slaney
Enniscorthy Tunnel
Edermine Ferry
1963
Waterford line
1963
Macmine Junction
1963
Killurin
1963
Killurin Tunnel
Ferrycarrig Tunnel
Wexford (Cancur)
1872
Wexford O'Hanrahan
Wexford South
1977
Felthouse Junction
1910
Limerick-Rosslare Line
2010
Rosslare Strand
Kilrane
1963
Rosslare Europort
South Eastern
Commuter
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
Grand Canal Dock
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Lansdowne Road
Sandymount
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Sydney Parade
Booterstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Blackrock
Seapoint
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Salthill and Monkstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Dun Laoghaire Mallin ferry/water interchange
Sandycove and Glasthule
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Glenageary
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Dalkey
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Killiney
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Shankill
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Woodbrook
Dublin Area Rapid Transit (planned)
Bray Daly
Greystones
Kilcoole (limited service)
Wicklow
Rathdrum
Avoca
(planned)
Arklow
Gorey