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 seven-minute walk from the ferry terminal in the open air along a specially marked path.

Ferry connections[edit]

Overnight[edit]

The 04:00 ferry arrival from Fishguard has a train connection at 05.35 (07.20 Saturdays; 09.40 Sundays), and the 18:10 sailing to Fishguard has a connecting train daily arriving around 16.30.

Daytime[edit]

The 16.25 ferry arrival has a daily onward train connection at 17.55 (M-Sat) and 17.40 on Sundays. At present no train connects into the 08.00 sailing to Fishguard though Local Link bus route 387 provides a service from Wexford and Rosslare Strand.[2][3]

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.[4] 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[5] 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 by 2018 with the Gorey to Rosslare section to save money meaning that services to Dublin would be from Gorey on. A rail replacement bus service would take longer to complete the route and may not connect with remaining rail services as is the case with the replacement bus between the port and Waterford.


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

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