Enfield (Ireland) railway station
|Location||Station Yard, Enfield, County Meath, A83 FH48
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
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.
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.
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.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
|Kilcock||Midland Great Western Railway