Enniscorthy railway station

Enniscorthy railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Inis Córthaidh) is a railway station in County Wexford, Ireland.

Enniscorthy

Inis Córthaidh
Iarnród Éireann
Enniscorthy3.jpg
Enniscorthy Station looking North
LocationEnniscorthy, County Wexford, Y21 N289
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates52°30′16″N 6°33′58″W / 52.5044°N 6.5662°W / 52.5044; -6.5662Coordinates: 52°30′16″N 6°33′58″W / 52.5044°N 6.5662°W / 52.5044; -6.5662
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeECRTY
Fare zoneK
History
Original companyDSER
Post-groupingGSR
Key dates
16 November 1863Station opens
Dublin to Rosslare
Year
closed
Dublin Connolly
for Dublin Airport Dublin Airport
Luas Bus interchange
R. Liffey
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
for Dublin Airport Dublin Airport
Grand Canal Street railway works
1925
Grand Canal Dock
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Lansdowne Road
Lansdowne Road
Dublin Suburban Rail
Ballsbridge Showground
Passengers 1941
Goods 1971
Serpentine Avenue
Sandymount
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Sandymount
Sydney Parade
Sydney Parade
Dublin Suburban Rail
Merrion Gates
Merrion
1934
Booterstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Williamstown
1841
Blackrock
Dublin Suburban Rail
Seapoint
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Salthill and Monkstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Kingstown Harbour (west pier)
1837
Dún Laoghaire Mallin Bus interchange
Carlilse Pier
1980
Sandycove Cutting
Sandycove
and Glasthule
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Glenageary
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Dalkey (Athmospheric)
1854
Dalkey
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Killiney Hill Tunnel
Obelisk Hill
1858
Killiney
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
moved
1882
Ballybrack
1863
1882
Shankill
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
MP 11 (to Pearse)
1958
MP 11 (to Harcourt St.)
Woodbrook Halt
1960
Bray
Bray Daly Bus interchange
Bray Cove Halt
1929
Bray Head Tunnel No.1
Bray Head Tunnel No.2
Bray Head Tunnel No.3
Bray Head Tunnel No.4
Greystones
Kilcoole (limited service)
Newcastle
1964
Wicklow Murrough
1976
R. Vartry
Wicklow
Rathnew
1964
Glenealy
1964
Rathdrum
Avoca
1964
Woodenbridge Junction
1964
1945
Glenart platform
1925
(private halt for Earl Carysfort)
Arklow
Inch
1963
Gorey
Camolin
1963
Ferns
1977
Enniscorthy
R. Slaney
Enniscorthy Tunnel
Edermine Ferry
1963
Waterford line
1963
Macmine Junction
1963
Killurin
1963
Killurin Tunnel
Ferrycarrig Tunnel
Wexford (Cancur)
1872
Wexford O'Hanrahan
Wexford South
1977
Felthouse Junction
1910
Limerick-Rosslare Line
2010
Rosslare Strand
Kilrane
1963
Rosslare Europort

DescriptionEdit

It has two platforms, a passing loop and a siding. The station is fully staffed. The far-side platform, accessible only by a footbridge, is used only when two trains pass.[1]

Dublin to Rosslare
Year
closed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dublin Connolly
for   Dublin Airport
   
 
 
 
R. Liffey
 
Tara Street
 
Dublin Pearse
for   Dublin Airport
 
 
Grand Canal Street railway works
1925
 
Grand Canal Dock
 
Lansdowne Road
 
Lansdowne Road
 
 
Ballsbridge Showground
Passengers 1941
Goods 1971
 
Serpentine Avenue
 
Sandymount
 
Sandymount
 
Sydney Parade
 
Sydney Parade
 
Merrion Gates
 
Merrion
1934
 
Booterstown
 
Williamstown
1841
 
Blackrock
 
Seapoint
 
Salthill and Monkstown
 
Kingstown Harbour (west pier)
1837
 
Dún Laoghaire Mallin  
 
 
Carlilse Pier
1980
 
Sandycove Cutting
 
Sandycove
and Glasthule
 
Glenageary
 
Dalkey (Athmospheric)
1854
 
Dalkey
 
Killiney Hill Tunnel
 
Obelisk Hill
1858
 
Killiney
moved
1882
 
Ballybrack
1863
1882
 
Shankill
 
MP 11 (to Pearse)
 
 
1958
 
MP 11 (to Harcourt St.)
 
Woodbrook Halt
1960
 
 
Bray
 
Bray Daly  
 
Bray Cove Halt
1929
 
Bray Head Tunnel No.1
 
Bray Head Tunnel No.2
 
Bray Head Tunnel No.3
 
Bray Head Tunnel No.4
 
Greystones
 
Kilcoole (limited service)
 
Newcastle
1964
 
 
Wicklow Murrough
1976
 
R. Vartry
 
Wicklow
 
Rathnew
1964
 
 
Glenealy
1964
 
Rathdrum
 
 
 
 
Avoca
1964
 
Woodenbridge Junction
1964
 
 
1945
 
Glenart platform
1925
 
(private halt for Earl Carysfort)
 
 
Arklow
 
 
 
Inch
1963
 
Gorey
 
 
Camolin
1963
 
Ferns
1977
 
Enniscorthy
 
R. Slaney
 
Enniscorthy Tunnel
 
Edermine Ferry
1963
 
 
Waterford line
1963
 
Macmine Junction
1963
 
Killurin
1963
 
Killurin Tunnel
 
Ferrycarrig Tunnel
 
Wexford (Cancur)
1872
 
Wexford O'Hanrahan
 
Wexford South
1977
 
Felthouse Junction
1910
 
 
Limerick-Rosslare Line
2010
 
Rosslare Strand
 
Kilrane
1963
 
 
Rosslare Europort

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 16 November 1863.[2] Originally there was a turntable behind the second platform which was used during the building of the tunnel under Enniscorthy town but was also used afterwards due to heavy traffic on Market Day. There was once an engine shed that was opposite of the present-day goods shed. Two water columns were at each end of the platforms and there was also a very long siding for loading cattle. There were also a number of sidings, including a siding for O'Donahoes behind the station building, a siding for Buttles Bacon Factory (which is now the site of the Enniscorthy Swimming Pool), a siding at the entrance of the tunnel for Roches and another siding that went under Barrack Street via a tunnel to Minch Norton.[3] Outside Enniscorthy there were sidings for St. Johns Flour Mill and St. Johns Foundry and a siding at the headshunt for Kavanaghs Cement.[4]

Enniscorthy was also where the locomotive No. 17 "Wicklow" left with a Cattle Special to Dublin Harcourt Street but was unable to stop and ran through the end wall and fell into Hatch Street, though it was not a serious accident and only injured the Driver who remained at his post in the cab and a horse on Hatch Street. This event became one of Ireland's famous rail accidents.

ServicesEdit

The service from the station is:

Monday to Friday

Saturdays

Sundays

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/accessibility Irish Rail Accessibility Website
  2. ^ "Enniscorthy station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 7 September 2007.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland[full citation needed]
  4. ^ Dublin and South Eastern Railway by Ernie Shepherd and Gerry Beesley

External linksEdit

External image
  Aftermath of the Harcout Street crash


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Gorey   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare railway line
  Wexford
O'Hanrahan