Roscrea railway station

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Roscrea railway station
Location Roscrea, County Tipperary
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
Opened 19 October 1857 (1857-10-19)
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Cloughjordan   Commuter

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]


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.


  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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