Millstreet railway station

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Mallow to Tralee
Dublin to Cork line (to Dublin Heuston)
Mallow–Waterford line
Mallow
Dublin to Cork line (to Cork)
Lombardstown
Newmarket branch line
Banteer
Rathcool
Millstreet
Rathmore
Kenmare branch line
Headford Junction
Killarney
Ballybrack
Valencia Harbour branch line
Farranfore(for Kerry Airport Kerry Airport)
Castleisland branch line
Gortatlea
Tralee
Fenit branch line
Limerick–Tralee line

Millstreet railway station serves the town of Millstreet in County Cork. The station opened on 16 April 1853 and closed for goods traffic on 6 September 1976.

Upgradings & improvements[edit]

The original railway station was much smaller to the current one. The station was heavily upgraded for the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Millstreet. Before 1993, there was one track which went to Rathmore and Banteer. As part of the redevelopment plan, a new track was constructed opposite the main platform. This meant there could be two trains in the station at one time. However, since the Eurovision, the spare track has been rarely used. The platform was upgraded to meet EU safety standards,and is now much higher than before 1993.

Facilities[edit]

The station has two platforms, but only one is ever used. The track meets the main Millstreet-Mallow road on the Kerry direction, and can be a small hazard, but it is relatively safe since the introduction of barriers. There is a ticket office where information can be found and tickets sold. There are two toilets catering for both male and female, and there is a vending machine. There is a small car park to the entrance to the station.

Trains[edit]

Normally twelve trains pass through Millstreet every day in each direction, depending on the day of the week, with an average interval of approximately two hours between trains. Most services are operated by Commuter railcars, but four service each day both ways is normally operated by an InterCity 22000 Class train.

The station is one of the best maintained on the island of Ireland,[1] and is of great use to the local community, as Macroom is also served by this station. The station continues to successfully cater for the mid-Cork region.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Millstreet". Irish Rail. 
  2. ^ "Millstreet station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 

External links[edit]


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Banteer   InterCity
Dublin-Tralee
  Rathmore
Banteer   InterCity
Cork-Tralee
  Rathmore
Banteer   Commuter
Mallow-Tralee
  Rathmore

Coordinates: 52°04′39″N 9°04′11″W / 52.0775°N 9.0696°W / 52.0775; -9.0696