Castleconnell railway station

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Castleconnell
Iarnród Éireann
Castleconnell railway station.jpg
Castleconnell Railway Station
LocationCastleconnell, County Limerick
Ireland
Coordinates52°42′47″N 8°29′52″W / 52.7131°N 8.4979°W / 52.7131; -8.4979Coordinates: 52°42′47″N 8°29′52″W / 52.7131°N 8.4979°W / 52.7131; -8.4979
Line(s)Limerick–Ballybrophy railway line
History
Opened8 August 1858 (1858-08-08)
Services
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Limerick Colbert   Commuter
Limerick-Nenagh/Ballybrophy
  Birdhill

Castleconnell railway station, opened on 8 August 1858 on the Great Southern and Western Railway line,[1] serves the town of Castleconnell in County Limerick, Ireland.

It is on the Limerick–Ballybrophy railway line and is also served by a skeleton service on the Limerick to Nenagh Commuter Service. It is unstaffed and has a small car park[2]

Train service[edit]

Trains towards Ballybrophy (via Birdhill, Nenagh, Cloughjordan and Roscrea) run at 06.52 and 17.15 (Sunday 17.40)

Trains to Limerick 08.22 11.44 20.37 (Sunday 17.45 and 21.17)[3]

Closure proposed[edit]

A January 2012 national newspaper article suggested that Iarnród Éireann was expected to seek permission from the National Transport Authority to close the line.[4] however in February 2012 an enhanced timetable was launched. In the revised timetable of Feb 2013 services were again reduced.[5]

Location[edit]

The station is located at the level crossing east of the centre of Castleconnell. It is quite near Castleconnell National School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Castleconnell station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Castleconnell". Irish Rail.
  3. ^ Irishrail.ie[full citation needed]
  4. ^ "Iarnród Éireann may close rail service amid falling demand". Irish Examiner. 2 January 2012.
  5. ^ "(untitled)". Irish Rail. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013.

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