Float railway station

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Float
Location Lisduff, County Westmeath
Ireland
Platforms 1
History
Pre-grouping Midland Great Western Railway
Key dates
1856 (8 July) station opened
1944 (24 April) station closed
1945 (10 December) station reopens
1947 station closed to passengers
1959 last passenger special
1960 line closed to all traffic

Float Railway Station was a former station on the Inny Junction to Cavan branch of the Midland Great Western Railway, Ireland. It opened in 1856 and closed in 1947.Due to the fuel shortage caused by World War Two, the station was closed for over a year and a half between in 1944-1945.[1][2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Inny Junction   Midland Great Western Railway
Inny Junction-Cavan
  Ballywillan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Float station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Eiretrains". Photo gallery. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 

http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/Railway%20Stations%20F/Float/IrishRailwayStations.html Ordnance Survey of Ireland 1: 50,000 Discovery Series map no. 41 shows the station locale.