Kilcoole railway station

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Kilcoole
Cill Chomhghaill
Iarnród Éireann
IMG RailwayStaKilcoole5295w.jpg
Entrance to Kilcoole railway station
Location Kilcoole
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°6′23″N 6°2′28″W / 53.10639°N 6.04111°W / 53.10639; -6.04111Coordinates: 53°6′23″N 6°2′28″W / 53.10639°N 6.04111°W / 53.10639; -6.04111
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 1
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code KCOOL, 139
Fare zone Suburban 6
Key dates
30 October 1855 Opened, as Kilcoole and Newtownmountkennedy
by 1880 Renamed Kilcoole
9 June 1947 Goods services cease
30 March 1964 Closed
8 June 1980 Reopened
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)
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Sandymount
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BlackrockDublin Area Rapid Transit
SeapointDublin Area Rapid Transit
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Dún LaoghaireDublin Area Rapid Transit
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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

Kilcoole railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Chill Chomghaill) is a railway station in Kilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland. The station serves the village of the same name and the town of Newtownmountkennedy. The station has 1 platform.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 30 October 1855 by the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway as Kilcoole & Newtownmountkennedy.[1] The station was closed in 1964 due to a lack of resources or use. It reopened on 2 November 1980 with the first train being the 05:30 train from Dublin Connolly stopping on its way to Wicklow. The train guard was a railway man called Mick O' Grady who was later to become the Station Manager of Dublin Pearse in 2008 until 2012.

Services/Routes[edit]

The station is one of the least served on the whole Irish Rail network, with only a handful of trains a day. The service from the station is:

Monday to Friday

Saturdays

Sundays

  • No services call at the station on Sundays.
Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Greystones   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare Line
  Wicklow
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
 
Disused railways
Greystones & Delgany   Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Rosslare
  Newcastle

Location[edit]

The station is located on Kilcoole Beach, right beside the coastline. There is a car-park, located to the west of the station's platform. There is no public transport to or from the station, although Dublin Bus route's 84 and 84x serve Sea Road around the Holywell area, a 10-minute walk. Kilcoole village is a 20-minute from the station while Newtownmountkennedy is an hours walk.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kilcoole station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 

External links[edit]