Fota railway station

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Fota
Fóite
Iarnród Éireann
Fota Station in 2011.JPG
Location Fota Island
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 51°53′47″N 8°19′05″W / 51.8963°N 8.3181°W / 51.8963; -8.3181Coordinates: 51°53′47″N 8°19′05″W / 51.8963°N 8.3181°W / 51.8963; -8.3181
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade

Fota railway station serves Fota Island in County Cork.

It is a station on the Cork to Cobh commuter service. Travel to Glounthaune station to transfer to Midleton.[1]

Description[edit]

A 2600 approaches the Belvelly viaduct, just to the South of Fota station

The halt is unstaffed. There are two platforms, with level access to the Cobh-bound platform. Access to the Cork-bound platform is via a footbridge, although there is a defunct level crossing which can theoretically (albeit illegally) be used to cross the tracks.

At both ends of the station is a viaduct; The Belvelly viaduct is at the Cobh end and the Slatty Viaduct is at the Cork end.

It is popular with tourists, walkers, and people working on the Island alike. Fota Island is home to a Wildlife Park, Scout Camp, Fota House and Gardens, Championship Golf Course and 5 Star Hotel.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 July 1865.[2]

Disused platform north of the station still with Íarnród Éireann signs and modern benches as of 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timetables". Irish Rail. [full citation needed]
  2. ^ "Fota station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Glounthaune   Commuter
Cork-Cobh
  Carrigaloe