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Athenry railway station, serves the town of Athenry in County Galway.

Athenry

Baile Átha an Rí
Iarnród Éireann
Athenry railway station in 2007.jpg
LocationChurch Street, Athenry, County Galway, H65 A568
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°18′3″N 8°44′59″W / 53.30083°N 8.74972°W / 53.30083; -8.74972Coordinates: 53°18′3″N 8°44′59″W / 53.30083°N 8.74972°W / 53.30083; -8.74972
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeATHRY
Fare zoneN
History
Opened1 August 1851
Services
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Attymon   InterCity
Dublin-Galway
  Oranmore
Craughwell   InterCity
Limerick-Galway
  Oranmore
Terminus   Commuter
Galway Suburban Rail
  Oranmore
  Future  
Craughwell   InterCity
Limerick-Tuam
  Ballyglunin

The station lies on the Dublin to Galway intercity service and Galway to Limerick and Galway to Athenry commuter services.

Passengers for Westport and Ballina travel to Athlone and change trains.[1]

It was once connected to Tuam and Claremorris in the north. This service may be resumed (see Western Rail Corridor).

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HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 1 August 1851 [2] by the Midland Great Western Railway. In November 2016 it was announced the station could lose its connection to Ennis again by 2018 with the closure of the Ennis to Athenry line to save money.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Timetables". Irish Rail.
  2. ^ "Athenry station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03.

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