Ballyshannon railway station

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Ballyshannon
Old railway station, Ballyshannon - geograph.org.uk - 2307422.jpg
Remains of Ballyshannon railway station on 25 July 1981.
Location Ballyshannon, County Donegal
Ireland
Coordinates 54°29′55″N 8°11′14″W / 54.498639°N 8.18719°W / 54.498639; -8.18719Coordinates: 54°29′55″N 8°11′14″W / 54.498639°N 8.18719°W / 54.498639; -8.18719
History
Opened 13 June 1866
Closed 1 October 1957
Original company Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway
Post-grouping Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Services
Preceding station   Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway   Following station
Belleek   Enniskillen to Bundoran   Bundoran

Ballyshannon railway station served Ballyshannon in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.

The Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway opened the station on 13 June 1866. Services were provided by the Irish North Western Railway.

It was taken over by the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) in 1876.

It closed on 1 October 1957 by the Ulster Transport Authority.[1]

Attractions in Ballyshannon[edit]

The passengers alighting at Ballyshannon would have seen the delights of the River Erne including the Assaroe Falls which was altered by hydroelectric construction.

Picturesque Donegal- its mountains, rivers, and lakes. Being the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) Company's illustrated guide to the sporting and touring grounds of the north of Ireland (1908) (14777237441)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballyshannon (GNI) station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 29 April 2012.