Athy railway station

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Athy
Baile Átha Í
Iarnród Éireann
Athy Railway Station, Co. Kildare, Ireland.jpg
Athy Railway Station
Photo: Andrew McCarthy
Location Church Road, Athy, County Kildare, R14 XH64
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 52°59′33″N 6°58′36″W / 52.9925°N 6.9768°W / 52.9925; -6.9768Coordinates: 52°59′33″N 6°58′36″W / 52.9925°N 6.9768°W / 52.9925; -6.9768
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code ATHY
Fare zone F
Key dates
4 August 1856 Station opens
6 September 1976 Station closes to goods
Unknown date Station closes to passengers
14 February 1985 Station reopens
Services
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Kildare   InterCity
Dublin-Waterford
  Carlow
Historical railways
Cherryville Junction   Great Southern and Western Railway
Dublin-Waterford
  Mageney

Athy railway station serves the town of Athy in County Kildare.

It is a station on the Dublin to Waterford intercity route.[1]

Description[edit]

The single track north and south of the station splits to provide two platforms. Platform 1, next to the station building, car park and pedestrian entrance, is used where possible for passenger services. only when two trains are in the station simultaneously is Platform 2 used. At the southern end of the station is a branch to the Tegral factory begins, but this is no longer used.

Due to the rapid growth of Athy itself, this station has seen considerable growth in passenger numbers. In 2004 the mechanical signalling system was replaced. In 2007 the platforms were extended to accommodate longer trains, a development which included the demolition of the signal box.[2] In July 2008, planning permission was granted for the refurbishment of the partially derelict station building itself.[3]

History[edit]

The station opened on 4 August 1846.Opened by the Great Southern and Western Railway, the station was amalgamated into the Great Southern Railways.

The line was nationalised, passing to the Córas Iompair Éireann with the Transport Act 1944 which took effect from 1 January 1945 and closed for goods traffic on 6 September 1976.[4]

It passed on to Iarnród Éireann in 1986.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timetables". Irish Rail. [full citation needed]
  2. ^ "Planning Application 06/300025". Kildare County Council Planning Applications. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Planning Application 07/300070". Kildare County Council Planning Applications. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Athy station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 

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