Ballina railway station

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
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]

Ballina station opened on 19 May 1873.[2] An extension of line to Killala opened on 2 January 1893. Although it carried passengers and freight, the extension was never profitable. It was closed to passengers services on October 1, 1931, and to goods on July 1, 1934. After the track was lifted, Ballina again became the line's terminus.

Ballina is a single platform station with a runaround loop. Ballina Freight 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.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Timetables". Irish Rail. Archived from the original on 2 April 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Ballina station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 6 September 2007.
  3. ^ "Iarnród Éireann Freight". Iarnród Éireann.

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Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Foxford   Commuter
Ballina Branch Line
  Terminus
  InterCity
Dublin-Ballina