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] In November 2016 it was announced the line was very likely to close in 2018 as the demand for the service is very low and CIE/IE wish to close it to save money.[5]

History[edit]

The station opened on 19 October 1857.[6] 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. The station is very likely to close down in 2018 with the closure of the Limerick to Ballybrophy line as the demand for the service is very low and the line is unviable. The rail service will be replaced with a bus service[7]

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