Roscrea railway station

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Roscrea railway station
Location Roscrea, County Tipperary
Ireland
Coordinates 52°57′38″N 7°47′40″W / 52.9606°N 7.7945°W / 52.9606; -7.7945Coordinates: 52°57′38″N 7°47′40″W / 52.9606°N 7.7945°W / 52.9606; -7.7945
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Line(s) Limerick-Ballybrophy
History
Opened 19 October 1857 (1857-10-19)
Services
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Cloughjordan   Commuter
Limerick-Ballybrophy
  Ballybrophy

Roscrea railway station serves the town of Roscrea, County Tipperary, in Ireland.

Roscrea station is on the Limerick-Ballybrophy railway line of the Irish railway network connecting to the main Cork-Dublin line at Ballybrophy. It is listed as a protected structure by Tipperary County Council (RPS Ref RC093).[1] The station is staffed and has a car park.[2]

Closure proposed[edit]

A January 2012 national newspaper article suggested that Irish Rail was expected to seek permission from the National Transport Authority to close the line.[3] On a trial basis an enhanced timetable was in force during 2012 however the service was again reduced from February 2013.[4]

History[edit]

The station opened on 19 October 1857.[5] At one time there was a branch from Roscrea to nearby Birr in County Offaly, a line which ran on to Portumna in County Galway. That branch is now closed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NTCC Register of Protected Structures" (PDF). Tipperary County Council. 2010. p. 174. 
  2. ^ "Roscrea". Irish Rail. 
  3. ^ McCárthaigh, Seán (2 January 2012). "Iarnród Éireann may close rail service amid falling demand". Irish Examiner. 
  4. ^ "(untitled)". Irish Rail. [full citation needed]
  5. ^ "Roscrea station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 7 September 2007. 

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