Kilcock railway station

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Kilcock
Cill Choca
Iarnród Éireann
Location Kilcock
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°23′57″N 6°40′08″W / 53.39917°N 6.66889°W / 53.39917; -6.66889Coordinates: 53°23′57″N 6°40′08″W / 53.39917°N 6.66889°W / 53.39917; -6.66889
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 1
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1847 Station opened
1963 Station closed
1998 Station reopens
Western Commuter
Dublin–Sligo Line
Mullingar
Enfield
Kilcock
Maynooth
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
M3 Parkway
Dunboyne
Hansfield
Docklands branch
Clonsilla
Coolmine
Castleknock
Navan Road Parkway
Ashtown
Broombridge
to Liffey Junction & Dublin Broadstone
closed 1937
The Royal Canal
Phoenix Park Tunnel
to Dublin Heuston
Drumcondra
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Kilcock railway station serves the town of Kilcock in County Kildare, Ireland.

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.[1]

History[edit]

The railway arrived in Kilcock on 28 June 1847, but the station closed on 1 July 1848,[2] as it was sited on a 1 in 100 gradient, which the locomotives of the day found difficult to start off from. This site was slightly east of the current Kilcock station. A replacement station opened in 1850 west of the town, where the old N4 crosses the canal and railway, but closed in 1963. The current station, under Shaw Bridge, opened in 1998.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Kilcock station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 4 September 2007. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Maynooth   Commuter
Western Commuter
  Enfield
Disused railways
Maynooth   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway/Sligo
  Enfield