Waterford railway station
Waterford railway station
|Location||Terminus Street, Waterford, County Waterford, X91 A2PV
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Regional Rail Services from Waterford|
Waterford railway station (Plunkett Station, Irish: Phort Láirge Stáisiún Phluincéid) serves the city of Waterford in County Waterford, Ireland. The station is located across Rice Bridge on the north side of the city.
There are two bays at the west end of the station. These are platform 5 and 6 respectively. The main platform is quite long and due to a crossover it can be operated as two platforms if necessary. The eastern end is platform 3, the western end being platform 4. A large signal cabin is situated across the running lines. The station area is still currently[when?] controlled by semaphore signals.
The station is a significant interchange. It is the terminus for InterCity services from Dublin Heuston and InterCity services from Limerick Junction. Travel to Limerick Junction provides onward connections to Cork, Kilarney, Tralee, Limerick, Ennis, Athenry and Galway.
There are seven daily trains in each direction between Waterford - Dublin Mondays to Saturdays inclusive. The fastest of these trains being the 07.10 Waterford - Dublin which completes the journey in exactly 1 hour and 50 minutes. On Sundays there are four trains each way.
There are two trains each way between Waterford - Limerick Junction Mondays to Saturdays inclusive. There is no Sunday service on this line. Until 19 January 2013 (inclusive) there were three trains each way. However, the late-morning Waterford to Limerick Junction and early-afternoon Limerick Junction to Waterford trains are now discontinued.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
|Carrick on Suir||InterCity
Rail replacement bus to Rosslare Europort
Until 18 September 2010 (inclusive), there was one daily return train between Waterford and Rosslare, after which time passenger trains on the line were suspended. The rail service was replaced by a revised Bus Éireann Route 370 service from Monday 20 September 2010. However, the replacement bus service does not serve the railway station, the nearest stop being the bus station a walk of several minutes.
The station has a booking office, ticket vending machines, shop, waiting areas, toilets and a car park.
The station is directly rail connected to Waterford Port (Belview). A freight yard is located at the Dublin/Limerick end of the station, served by freight traffics such as cement and timber which travel to and from Dublin Port and Ballina.
- http://www.irishrail.ie/Waterford%20(Plunkett) Irish Rail Waterford Station Website
- http://www.irishrail.ie/freight Iarnród Éireann Freight
- "Waterford station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
Loco-hauled in 2007 now replaced by IE 22000 Class