Enfield railway station (Ireland)

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Enfield
An Bóthar Buí
Iarnród Éireann
Location Enfield
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°24′59″N 6°50′1″W / 53.41639°N 6.83361°W / 53.41639; -6.83361Coordinates: 53°24′59″N 6°50′1″W / 53.41639°N 6.83361°W / 53.41639; -6.83361
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1847 Station opened
1963 Station closed
1988 Station reopens
Western Commuter
Dublin–Sligo Line
Mullingar
Enfield
Kilcock
Maynooth
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
M3 Parkway
Dunboyne
Hansfield
Docklands branch
Clonsilla
Coolmine
Castleknock
Navan Road Parkway
Ashtown
Broombridge
to Liffey Junction & Dublin Broadstone
closed 1937
The Royal Canal
Phoenix Park Tunnel
to Dublin Heuston
Drumcondra
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Enfield railway station serves the town of Enfield in County Meath, Ireland.

It is a station on the Dublin Connolly to Longford commuter service and Dublin to Sligo Intercity Service. Passengers change at Maynooth to travel to stations on the Dublin to Maynooth and Dublin to M3 Parkway commuter services.[1]

Description[edit]

A water tower exists at the Mullingar end of the station, still used by occasional steam trains. There is also a passing loop. Although no stations now exist between here and Mullingar, a passing loop remains in use at Killucan, between Enfield and Mullingar.

Within Enfield railway station, you have two Porter's Houses, owned by Cravens and McDonalds, the two houses are owned by the families and leased to C.I.E. The McDonald family worked at Enfield railway station within the signal cabin, the Craven family come from a long tradition of families that worked on the railway and built coaches that ran on the railway.

History[edit]

The railway reached Enfield in 1847, when the Midland Great Western Railway opened between Broadstone Station in Dublin and Enfield railway station (opened on 28 June 1847).[2]

Upon the opening of the railway, canal boats ceased all passenger traffic between Dublin and Enfield. Passengers travelling west used the train to Enfield and transferred to the canal in the town. With the canal and the railway having stop over points in Enfield, this contributed to the development of the area.

The line was extended to Hill of Down by the end of 1847 and to Mullingar in October 1848. In 1877, a branch line from Nesbitt Junction (about 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Enfield) to Edenderry was opened. The Edenderry branch line and Enfield station closed in 1963, although there had been no regular passenger service to Edenderry since 1931.

Passenger services from Enfield resumed in 1988.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Enfield station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Kilcock   Commuter
Western Commuter
  Mullingar
Disused railways
Kilcock   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway/Sligo
  Moyvalley