Rosslare Europort railway station

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Rosslare Europort
Calafort Ros Láir
Iarnród Éireann
Rosslare Europort railway station 1.jpg
2815 at the former Rosslare Europort station which closed in 2008
Location Rosslare Europort, County Wexford, Y35 PH4X
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 52°15′04″N 6°20′16″W / 52.2512°N 6.3378°W / 52.2512; -6.3378Coordinates: 52°15′04″N 6°20′16″W / 52.2512°N 6.3378°W / 52.2512; -6.3378
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code RLEPT
Fare zone M
Key dates
30 August 1906 Station opens
1989 New station building opens
2008 Station rebuilt

Rosslare Europort railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Chalafort Ros Láir) serves Rosslare Harbour in County Wexford, Ireland. The station is owned and operated by Iarnród Éireann and is the southern terminus of the Dublin–Rosslare railway line

Description[edit]

There is only one platform and a runaround loop. There is a turntable, used on occasional by preserved steam locomotives.

The station is staffed but has no ticket office. There is a ticket machine at the entrance to the platform. The single platform is accessible only via a ramp.[1]

Passenger facilities consist of a waiting shelter with seat. There is also a small car park - chargeable.

The station is a ten-minute walk from the ferry in the open air along a specially marked path.

Ferry connections[edit]

Overnight[edit]

The 06:30 ferry arrival from Fishguard has a weekdays train connection at 07:20, and the 21:15 sailing to Fishguard on Mondays to Fridays has a connecting train arriving at 19:25.

Daytime[edit]

From 7 June to 3 September 2016 the afternoon sailing from Fishguard has a daily onward rail connection at 18.35. A connecting evening train service has been available each summer from 2013. Outside of the summer season the last train of the day departs at 17.55, five minutes before the ferry from Fishguard berths. [2] [3][4]

France[edit]

Several sailings to and from Cherbourg and Roscoff in France can also be conveniently accessed by the rail services to and from Rosslare Europort

Connection to Waterford[edit]

Until 18 September 2010 (inclusive) there was also a single daily train each way to and from Waterford. It is now replaced by a revised Bus Éireann Route 370 service via Wellingtonbridge.[5] This bus service and the small number of other bus services from the port depart and arrive at the bus stops in front of the terminal building.

History and Possible Future[edit]

The old Rosslare Europort station opened on 30 August 1906[6] and closed on Monday 14 April 2008. The last service train to depart being the 07:40 to Dublin Connolly, worked by a six-car 2800 Class railcar set. The station could possibly close down possibly by 2018 with the Gorey to Rosslare section to save money meaning that services to Dublin would be from Gorey on.


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Rosslare Strand   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare Line
  Terminus
Terminus   Stena Line
Ferry
  Fishguard
Harbour
Terminus   Irish Ferries
Ferry
  Pembroke Dock
Terminus   Irish Ferries
Ferry
  Cherbourg
Maritime
Terminus   Irish Ferries
Ferry
  Roscoff
Maritime
Terminus   Stena Line
Ferry
  Cherbourg
Maritime
Disused railways
Rosslare Strand   InterCity
Limerick-Rosslare Line
  Terminus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accessibility" (PDF). Irish Rail. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-06-05. 
  3. ^ "(untitled)" (PDF). Irish Rail. [dead link]
  4. ^ "(untitled)" (PDF). Irish Rail. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "(untitled)" (PDF). Bus Éireann. 
  6. ^ "Rosslare Harbour" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 7 September 2007. 

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