Longford railway station

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Longford
An Longfort
Iarnród Éireann
Longford Railway Station - geograph.ie - 919117.jpg
Location Longford, County Longford, N39 E3T9
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°43′28″N 7°47′42″W / 53.7245°N 7.7950°W / 53.7245; -7.7950Coordinates: 53°43′28″N 7°47′42″W / 53.7245°N 7.7950°W / 53.7245; -7.7950
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code LFORD
Fare zone K
Key dates
1855 Station opened

Longford railway station serves the town of Longford in County Longford, Ireland.

Longford is the terminus of Iarnród Éireann's Dublin Connolly–Longford Commuter service, and is also a stop on the Dublin Connolly–Sligo InterCity service.

Longford is approximately 91 kilometres (57 mi) from Sligo and 122 kilometres (76 mi) from Dublin. Journeys to the capital by rail generally take about an hour and three quarters.

Numerous Bus Éireann Expressway and local bus routes stop immediately outside the station. Independent Cavan operator Whartons Travel operates a route to the station via Crossdoney, Arvagh and Drumlish.[1]

History[edit]

Longford railway station was opened by the Midland Great Western Railway on 8 November 1855[2] as the terminus of the extension of its line north-west from Mullingar. The line was further extended to Sligo in 1862.

Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Edgeworthstown   InterCity
Dublin-Sligo
  Dromod
  Commuter
Western Commuter
  Terminus

Connecting trains in Dublin Connolly run on the Belfast Line via Drogheda, Dundalk, Newry, Portadown to Belfast Central and on the Rosslare Line via Bray, Wicklow, Arklow, Enniscorthy, Wexford to Rosslare Europort.

The Sligo train in Longford.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.whartonstravel.com/longford-bus.html
  2. ^ "Longford station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 

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