Enniscorthy railway station

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Enniscorthy
Inis Córthaidh
Iarnród Éireann
Enniscorthy3.jpg
Enniscorthy Station looking North
Location Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Y21 N289
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 52°30′16″N 6°33′58″W / 52.5044°N 6.5662°W / 52.5044; -6.5662Coordinates: 52°30′16″N 6°33′58″W / 52.5044°N 6.5662°W / 52.5044; -6.5662
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code ECRTY
Fare zone K
Key dates
16 November 1863 Station opens

Enniscorthy railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Inis Córthaidh) is in County Wexford, Ireland.

Description[edit]

It has two platforms, a passing loop and a siding. The station is fully staffed. The far-side platform, accessible only by a footbridge, is used only when two trains pass.[1]


Dublin to Rosslare Line
Year
closed
Dublin–Belfast Line
Dublin–Sligo line
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line (to Dublin Heuston)
Luas Red Line (to The Point)
Tara StreetDublin Area Rapid Transit
Dublin PearseDublin Area Rapid Transit
Grand Canal DockDublin Area Rapid Transit
Lansdowne Road
Lansdowne RoadDublin Area Rapid Transit
Serpentine Avenue
SandymountDublin Area Rapid Transit
Sandymount
Sydney Parade
Sydney ParadeDublin Area Rapid Transit
Merrion Gates
Merrion Gates 1934
BooterstownDublin Area Rapid Transit
BlackrockDublin Area Rapid Transit
SeapointDublin Area Rapid Transit
Salthill and MonkstownDublin Area Rapid Transit
Dún LaoghaireDublin Area Rapid Transit
Sandycove Cutting
Sandycove and GlasthuleDublin Area Rapid Transit
GlenagearyDublin Area Rapid Transit
DalkeyDublin Area Rapid Transit
Killiney Hill Tunnel
Obelisk Hill 1858
Killiney 1882
KillineyDublin Area Rapid Transit
Ballybrack 1863
Ballybrack 1882
ShankillDublin Area Rapid Transit
Harcourt Street line
Woodbrook 1960
County Dublin
County Wicklow
Bray
Bray DalyDublin Area Rapid Transit
Bray Cove Halt 1929
Bray Head Tunnel No.1
Bray Head Tunnel No.2
Bray Head Tunnel No.3
Bray Head Tunnel No.4
GreystonesDublin Area Rapid Transit
Kilcoole
Newcastle 1964
Wicklow Murrough 1976
Wicklow
Rathnew 1964
Glenealy 1964
Rathdrum
Avoca 1964
Shillelagh branch line
Woodenbridge Junction 1964
M11 motorway
Arklow
County Wicklow
County Wexford
Inch 1963
Gorey
Camolin 1963
Ferns 1977
Enniscorthy
Enniscorthy Tunnel
Edermine Ferry 1963
Waterford line
Macmine Junction 1963
Killurin 1963
Wexford O'Hanrahan
Wexford South 1977
Limerick–Rosslare line
Rosslare Strand
Kilrane 1963
Rosslare Europort

History[edit]

The station opened on 16 November 1863.[2] Originally there was a turntable behind the second platform which was used during the building of the tunnel under Enniscorthy town but was also used afterwards due to heavy traffic on Market Day. There was once an engine shed opposite the present day goods shed, two water columns were at each end of the platforms and there was also a very long siding for loading cattle. There was also a number of sidings, A siding for O'Donahoes was behind the station building, a siding for Buttles Bacon Factory which is now the site of the Enniscorthy Swimming Pool, A siding at the entrance of the tunnel for Roches and another siding that went under Barrack Street via a tunnel to Minch Norton.[3] Outside Enniscorthy there was sidings for St. Johns Flour Mill and St. Johns Foundry and also a siding at the head shunt for Kavanaghs Cement.[4]

Enniscorthy was also where the locomotive No. 17 "Wicklow" left with a Cattle Special to Dublin Harcourt Street but was unable to stop and ran through the end wall and fell into Hatch Street, though it was not a serious accident and only injured the Driver who remained at his post in the cab and a horse on Hatch Street, this became one of Ireland's famous rail accidents. The station could possibly close down possibly by 2018 with the Gorey to Rosslare section to save money.

Services[edit]

The service from the station is:

Monday to Friday

Saturdays

Sundays

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/accessibility Irish Rail Accessibility Website
  2. ^ "Enniscorthy station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 7 September 2007. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland
  4. ^ Dublin and South Eastern Railway by Ernie Shepherd and Gerry Beesley

External links[edit]

External image
Aftermath of the Harcout Street crash


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Gorey   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare railway line
  Wexford
O'Hanrahan