Waterford railway station

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Waterford Plunkett Station
Phort Láirge Stáisiún Phluincéid
Iarnród Éireann
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Waterford railway station
Location Terminus Street, Waterford, County Waterford, X91 A2PV
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 52°15′58″N 7°07′01″W / 52.266°N 7.117°W / 52.266; -7.117Coordinates: 52°15′58″N 7°07′01″W / 52.266°N 7.117°W / 52.266; -7.117
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 1
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code WFORD
Fare zone N
Regional Rail Services from Waterford
Dublin Heuston Luas
Hazelhatch and Celbridge
Sallins and Naas
Newbridge (Republic of Ireland)
Kildare
Athy
Carlow
Muine Bheag
Kilkenny
Thomastown
Limerick Junction
Tipperary
Cahir
Clonmel
Carrick-on-Suir
Waterford Plunkett
Campile
Ballycullane
Wellingtonbridge
Bridgetown
Dublin-Rosslare line
Rosslare Strand
Rosslare Europort

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.

Services[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Thomastown   InterCity
Dublin-Waterford
  Terminus
Carrick-on-Suir   InterCity
Limerick Junction-Waterford
  Terminus
Disused railways
Carrick on Suir   InterCity
Limerick-Rosslare
  Campile

Rail replacement bus to Rosslare Europort[edit]

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.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The station has a booking office, ticket vending machines, shop, waiting areas, toilets and a car park.[4]

Freight[edit]

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.[5]

History[edit]

The station opened on 26 August 1864.[6] It was given the name Plunkett on 10 April 1966 in commemoration of Joseph Plunkett, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.

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