Attymon halt

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Áth Tíomáin
Iarnród Éireann
Attymon Station.JPG
Location Attymon, Athenry, County Galway, H65 TX93
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°11′49″N 8°34′01″W / 53.1969°N 8.5669°W / 53.1969; -8.5669Coordinates: 53°11′49″N 8°34′01″W / 53.1969°N 8.5669°W / 53.1969; -8.5669
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 1
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code ATMON
Fare zone N
Opened 1890
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Woodlawn   InterCity
Disused railways
Terminus   Midland Great Western Railway

Attymon railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Áth Tíomáin) serves the townland of Attymon in County Galway.

The station is on the Dublin to Galway Rail service. Passengers to or from Westport railway station travel to Athlone and change trains. Passengers to or from Limerick and Ennis travel to Athenry and change trains.[1]


It is the smallest station on the Dublin-Galway line consisting of a single platform with no waiting room, just two shelters on the platform. The building at the station is boarded up and used as a store for line maintenance crew. There is a small free-of-charge car park at the station and a ticket machine is located at the entrance to the platform.

Local requests for better service[edit]

Residents of Attymon and the surrounding areas have made numerous requests to Iarnród Éireann to stop further trains in Attymon. On 26 April 2011 a protest numbering some two hundred local people took place at the next station to the east, Woodlawn. The local action group is requesting that Iarnród Éireann improve the eastbound service from the station by allowing a morning Galway to Dublin train to serve the station.[2]


Attymon Junction station opened on 1 December 1890.[3]

The station used to link the Dublin-Galway line with a branch line to Loughrea. The line closed in 1975 and link has been removed. A former railway preservation group called Westrail had hoped to reopen the line as a tourist line, but failed to do so.

The station once had three platforms in operation. A former footbridge over the Galway-Dublin track, that joined two of the platforms, is now used by a Dublin city commuter railway station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Timetables". Irish Rail. 
  2. ^ "Galway residents seek improved train services". RTÉ News. 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Attymon Junction station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2007. 

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