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
Location Saint Mary's Road, Arklow, County Wicklow, Y14 YD89
Ireland
Coordinates 52°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 by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code ARKLW
Fare zone G
History
Opened 16 November 1863
Services
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   Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Rosslare
  Inch

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 carpark 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

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. 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. 

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