Collooney railway station

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Collooney on grass
Cúil Mhuine
Iarnród Éireann
Collooney Station - geograph.org.uk - 2236882.jpg
Collooney Station in 1993
Location Collooney, County Sligo, F91 XK49
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 54°11′12″N 8°29′41″W / 54.186617°N 8.494781°W / 54.186617; -8.494781Coordinates: 54°11′12″N 8°29′41″W / 54.186617°N 8.494781°W / 54.186617; -8.494781
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 1
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code COLNY
Fare zone P
Key dates
1862 Station opened

Collooney railway station serves the town of Collooney in County Sligo, Ireland.

Collooney once had three railway stations. The current station was opened by the Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) on 3 December 1862[1] as part of the extension of its line from Longford to Sligo. On 1 September 1881 the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway (SL&NCR) opened its station to the east,[1] before building a connection to the MGWR at Carrignagat Junction to the north and thus completing its line from Enniskillen to Sligo. Finally, on 1 October 1895, the Great Southern and Western Railway (GS&WR) opened its station to the west,[1] as part of the extension of its line from Claremorris to Sligo.

Following the creation of the Irish Free State, the MGWR and the GS&WR became part of the Great Southern Railways (GSR) in 1925. In turn, the GSR became part of Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) in 1945.

On 1 October 1957, the SL&NCR's Collooney station closed along with the company. The line to Enniskillen was lifted shortly afterwards. The GS&WR station closed on 17 June 1963 when CIÉ withdrew passenger services between Claremorris and Sligo; this line remained open for goods traffic until 1975, after which it fell into dereliction (though it is proposed to re-open in the future as part of the Western Railway Corridor).

Today, the MGWR station is served by trains on the Dublin Connolly–Sligo Intercity service. It is unstaffed.


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Ballymote   InterCity
Dublin-Sligo
  Sligo
MacDiarmada
  Proposed  
Tubbercurry   Commuter
Limerick-Sligo
  Sligo
MacDiarmada

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Irish railways" (PDF). Railscot. Retrieved 2007-09-07.