Bridgetown railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Bridgetown halt)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bridgetown

Baile an Droichid
Iarnród Éireann
Bridgetown Station - geograph.org.uk - 2234763.jpg
LocationBridgetown
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates52°13′51″N 6°32′56″W / 52.230719°N 6.548926°W / 52.230719; -6.548926Coordinates: 52°13′51″N 6°32′56″W / 52.230719°N 6.548926°W / 52.230719; -6.548926
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Key dates
1 August 1906Station opens
3 November 1975Station closes for goods traffic
18 September 2010Station closes for passenger traffic

Bridgetown railway station or Bridgetown halt served the village of Bridgetown, County Wexford, Ireland. It was unstaffed and accessible only via a wicket gate.

The station opened on 1 August 1906[1] and closed on 18 September 2010.[2] The rail service was replaced by a revised Bus Éireann route 370 from Monday 20 September 2010:[3] Wexford Bus operate a shuttle bus service to Wexford and Kilmore Quay 3 times a day (2 on Wednesday & no Sunday service). A 4th service between Kilmore Quay and the town in each direction avoids the village. In recent years the platform has become a mecca for anti social behaviour by young people living within the village and litter is regular thrown by local households on to the running line. The line has also become a public footpath for locals who walk their dogs along it and school kids.Few people are aware that Irish Rail still maintain the route to an operational standard with several inspection cars plus a similar number of road/rail maintenance moves along the track each year. There's also am annual weedspray train usually hauled by an 071 diesel engine (the only proper full sized train along it each year). [4] Infrequent Bus Éireann route 381 (Blackhall-Wexford:[5]) and 383 (Kilmore Quay-Wexford:[6]) also serve Bridgetown.

Routes[edit]

Limerick–Rosslare
Year
closed
Limerick Colbert
2009
Killonan
1963
Boher
1963
Dromkeen
1976
Pallas
Oola
1963
Limerick Junction
Tipperary
Bansha
1963
Cahir
Clonmel
1967
Kilsheelan
1963
Carrick-on-Suir
Fiddown and Portlaw
1855
Grange
1963
Mallow–Waterford line
1967
Waterford West goods yard
Waterford Plunkett
1995
Campile
2010
Ballycullane
2010
Wellingtonbridge
2010
Duncormick
1976
Bridgetown
2010
Killinick
1976
to Felthouse Junct. on Dublin–Rosslare Line
1918
Rosslare Strand
Kilrane
1963
Rosslare Europort
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Wellingtonbridge
Line and station closed
  InterCity
Limerick-Rosslare Line
  Rosslare Strand
Duncormick
Line and station closed
  Great Southern and Western Railway
Limerick-Rosslare
  Killinick
Line and station closed

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bridgetown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  2. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=900
  3. ^ "Archived Document" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ http://wexfordbus.com/timetables/wexford-kilmore/
  5. ^ "Archived Document" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1202387140-383.pdf