Gort railway station

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Gort railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Gort in County Galway, Ireland.

History[edit]

The station originally opened on 15 September 1869 and closed on 5 April 1976. As part of Iarnród Éireann's Western Rail Corridor project, under the Transport 21 plan, Iarnród Éireann rebuilt the station.[1] The new station opened on 29 March 2010.

Work on Gort station was planned to start in 2008. However, an objection raised by a local company on the basis of traffic hazards regarding the proposal to rebuild the old station.[2] In January 2009, this objection was withdrawn, allowing Iarnród Éireann to begin work rebuilding the station.[3]

Special passenger train at Gort station with a pair of CIE 121 Class locomotives in 1986, prior to the time when this section of the Western Railway Corridor was reopened.

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Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Ennis   InterCity
Athenry-Galway
  Ardrahan

References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°03′59″N 08°49′00″W / 53.06639°N 8.81667°W / 53.06639; -8.81667