Birdhill railway station

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Birdhill
Iarnród Éireann
Birdhill.jpg
An IRRS 071 Class Railtour at Birdhill.
Location Birdhill
Republic of Ireland
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2 (Only 1 in use)
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1860 Opened
1963 Closed To Goods
Limerick to
Ballybrophy line
Ballybrophy
Dublin–Cork main line
Roscrea
Cloughjordan
Nenagh
Birdhill
Castleconnell
Dublin–Cork main line and to Waterford
Limerick Colbert

Birdhill railway station serves the town of Birdhill in County Tipperary, Ireland.

The station opened on 23 July 1860.[1]

It is on the Limerick–Ballybrophy railway line and is also served by a skeleton service on the Limerick to Nenagh Commuter Service.

Description[edit]

The station once had a large station house but now has only a portable building. This houses the ticket office and toilet.[2] The station has a car park. A plaque in the station grounds commemorates the 150th anniversary of the station, which took place in 2010. There is also a "Railway Garden" beside the station. The signal box and railway bridge are both listed as a protected structures by Tipperary County Council (RPS Refs S708 and S709).[3]

Closure proposed[edit]

A January 2012 national newspaper article suggested that Irish Rail was expected to seek permission from the National Transport Authority to close the line.[4] In response, the timetable was altered during 2012, and the service was again reduced from February 2013.[5]

External links[edit]


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Castleconnell   Commuter
Limerick-Ballybrophy
  Nenagh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birdhill station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/Birdhill Irish Rail Birdhill Website
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-01-30. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  4. ^ http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/iarnrod-eireann-may-close-rail-service-amid-falling-demand-178779.html
  5. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie

Coordinates: 52°45′57″N 8°26′31″W / 52.76583°N 8.44194°W / 52.76583; -8.44194