Arklow railway station

Arklow railway station (Irish: Stáisiún an tInbhear Mór) is a railway station in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland.

Arklow

An tInbhear Mór
Iarnród Éireann
Arklow railway station in 2008.jpg
Arklow Station looking North in 2008
LocationSaint Mary's Road, Arklow, County Wicklow, Y14 YD89
Ireland
Coordinates52°47′38″N 6°9′35″W / 52.79389°N 6.15972°W / 52.79389; -6.15972Coordinates: 52°47′38″N 6°9′35″W / 52.79389°N 6.15972°W / 52.79389; -6.15972
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeARKLW
Fare zoneG
History
Original companyDublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway
Pre-groupingDublin and South Eastern Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
16 November 1863Station opens
2002Freight services cease

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 16 November 1863.[1]

Opened by the Dublin and South Eastern Railway the station was part of the Great Southern & Western Railway then absorbed into Great Southern Railways by the Railways (Great Southern) Preliminary Amalgamation Scheme of 12 November 1924.

The station passed to CIÉ as a result of the Transport Act, 1944 which took effect from 1 January 1945, then to Iarnród Éireann on 2 February 1987.

As with other stations between Wicklow and Rosslare Europort, semaphore signalling and ETS operation ceased here in April 2008. A colour-light signal existed here in semaphore days, having been installed in 1977.[2]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

On 3 October 1979, a passenger train and a freight train were involved in a head-on collision. Twenty-nine people were injured.[3]

DescriptionEdit

Waiting facilities include three covered shelters, one on platform 1 and two on platform 2. There is a waiting room next to the ticket office in the station building on platform 1. A pay-and-display car park is in the former goods yard, with capacity for 150 vehicles and a covered bicycle parking area.

The station is staffed full-time.

It has two platforms, one on the passing loop.

Services/routesEdit

The service from the station is:

Monday to Friday

Saturdays

Sundays

TransportEdit

There is no direct public road transport to or from the station.[citation needed] A number of Bus Éireann bus routes stop at Main Street, which is located 500 m from the station.[citation needed]


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Rathdrum   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare railway line
  Gorey
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
 
Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Woodenbridge
Line open, station closed
  Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Rosslare
  Inch
Line open, station closed

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arklow station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 8 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Report of Inquiry into the Railway Accident on the CIE Railway at Arklow Co. Wicklow on 3rd October, 1979" (PDF). RSC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
  3. ^ "REPORT OF THE INQUIRY INTO THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT ON THE CIE RAILWAY AT ARKLOW, CO WICKLOW ON 3rd OCTOBER, 1979," (PDF). Dublin: Department of Transport via Rail Accident Investigation Unite. July 1982. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

External linksEdit

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