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Farranfore railway station serves the village of Farranfore in County Kerry. It is the only railway station in Ireland that connects with an airport, in this case Kerry Airport, which is located 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) to the north. As of late 2010, there were no signs at the station promoting the footpath link to the airport.

Farranfore

An Fearann Fuar
Iarnród Éireann
Farranfore train station.jpg
Railway tracks stretch into the distance towards Killarney from the level crossing at the eastern end of Farranfore station
LocationFarranfore, Co. Kerry Republic of Ireland
Coordinates52°10′24″N 9°33′10″W / 52.1733°N 9.55278°W / 52.1733; -9.55278
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Other information
Station code27
History
Original companyGreat Southern and Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Southern and Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
18 July 1859Station opened

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HistoryEdit

Farranfore was formerly the junction station for the branch line to Valentia Harbour - once the most westerly station in Ireland. The Farranfore to Valentia Harbour Railway Line closed in 1960.

The station opened on 18 July 1859.[1]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Killarney   InterCity
Dublin-Tralee
  Tralee Casement
  InterCity
Cork-Tralee
 
  Commuter
Mallow-Tralee
 
  Historical railways  
Ballybrack   Tralee and Killarney Railway
Tralee Junction-Tralee
  Gortatlea
Terminus   Great Southern and Western Railway
Farranfore-Valentia Harbour
  Molahiffe

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Farranfore station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-04.

Coordinates: 52°10′25″N 9°33′07″W / 52.17370°N 9.552043°W / 52.17370; -9.552043