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Enfield railway station (Ireland)

Enfield railway station serves the town of Enfield in County Meath, Ireland.

Enfield

An Bóthar Buí
Iarnród Éireann
LocationStation Yard, Enfield, County Meath, A83 FH48
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°24′59″N 6°50′1″W / 53.41639°N 6.83361°W / 53.41639; -6.83361Coordinates: 53°24′59″N 6°50′1″W / 53.41639°N 6.83361°W / 53.41639; -6.83361
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeENFLD
Fare zoneD
Key dates
1847Station opened
1963Station closed
1988Station reopens

It is a station on the Dublin Connolly to Longford commuter service and Dublin to Sligo Intercity Service. Passengers change at Maynooth to travel to stations on the Dublin to Maynooth and Dublin to M3 Parkway commuter services.[1]

DescriptionEdit

A water tower exists at the Mullingar end of the station, still used by occasional steam trains. There is also a passing loop. Although no stations now exist between here and Mullingar, a passing loop remains in use at Killucan, between Enfield and Mullingar.

Within Enfield railway station, you have two Porter's Houses, owned by Cravens and McDonalds, the two houses are owned by the families and leased to C.I.E. The McDonald family worked at Enfield railway station within the signal cabin, the Craven family come from a long tradition of families that worked on the railway and built coaches that ran on the railway.

HistoryEdit

The railway reached Enfield in 1847, when the Midland Great Western Railway opened between Broadstone Station in Dublin and Enfield railway station (opened on 28 June 1847).[2]

Upon the opening of the railway, canal boats ceased all passenger traffic between Dublin and Enfield. Passengers travelling west used the train to Enfield and transferred to the canal in the town. With the canal and the railway having stop over points in Enfield, this contributed to the development of the area.

The line was extended to Hill of Down by the end of 1847 and to Mullingar in October 1848. In 1877, a branch line from Nesbitt Junction (about 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Enfield) to Edenderry was opened. The Edenderry branch line and Enfield station closed in 1963, although there had been no regular passenger service to Edenderry since 1931.

 
Signalman Fred McDonagh inside Enfield Signal Cabin on April 10 1965.

Passenger services from Enfield resumed in 1988.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Archived 25 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Enfield station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 6 September 2007.

External linksEdit

Dublin-Sligo main line
Year
closed
 
 
 
Sligo Quay freight terminal
2000
 
Ballysodare
1963
 
Ballisodare River
 
 
1957
 
 
1963
 
Collooney
 
Ballymote
 
Kilfree Junction
1963
 
 
to Ballaghaderreen
1963
 
Boyle
 
Carrick-on-Shannon
 
Drumsna
1963
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dromod
 
Newtown Forbes
1963
 
Longford
 
Edgeworthstown
 
Street & Rathowen
1963
 
 
to Cavan
1959
 
Inny Junction
1931
 
Multyfarnham
1963
 
Clonhugh
1963
 
 
 
 
 
1964
 
Mullingar
 
Killucan
1963
 
Hill of Down
1963
 
 
Moyvalley
1963
 
 
to Edenderry
1931
 
Enfield
 
Ferns Lock
1963
 
Kilcock
 
Maynooth
 
Blakestown
 
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
 
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Lucan North
1941
 
Barberstown
 
 
 
Clonsilla
 
Porterstown
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Coolmine
 
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Castleknock
 
Blanchardstown
1937
 
Navan Road Parkway
 
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Reilly's Bridge
1847
 
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Liffey Junction
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1910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Kilcock   InterCity
Dublin-Sligo
  Mullingar
Kilcock   Commuter
Western Commuter
  Mullingar
Disused railways
Kilcock   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway/Sligo
  Moyvalley