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Ballina railway station serves the town of Ballina in County Mayo, Ireland.

Ballina

Béal an Átha
Iarnród Éireann
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Ballina Station
LocationStation Road, Ballina, County Mayo, F26 EH76
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates54°6′31″N 9°9′38″W / 54.10861°N 9.16056°W / 54.10861; -9.16056Coordinates: 54°6′31″N 9°9′38″W / 54.10861°N 9.16056°W / 54.10861; -9.16056
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms1
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
History
Opened1873

The station is the terminus of the Dublin to Ballina service (change at Manulla Junction). Passengers can travel to Westport by travelling to Manulla Junction and changing trains.[1]

It is a single platform station with runaround loop.

Beside the station is Ballina Freight yard. The yard is a major freight Hub for Iarnród Éireann. Bulk (Timber) and Intermodal freight train movements go from the yard to Dublin and Waterford ports. The new rail spur recently opened in Dublin Port and rail line clearance to carry 9 ft 6 in high cube containers on standard floor wagons have increased the competitiveness of rail freight.[2]

The station opened on 19 May 1873. On 29th of May 2018 Freight services from Ballina to Belview Port were ceased by Iarnrod Eireann and DFDS due to the service been unviable.https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2018/0528/966660-waterford-port/ [3]


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Foxford   Commuter
Ballina Branch Line
  Terminus
  InterCity
Dublin-Ballina
 

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Timetables". Irish Rail.
  2. ^ "Iarnród Éireann Freight". Iarnród Éireann.
  3. ^ "Ballina station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 6 September 2007.

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