Goraghwood railway station

Goraghwood railway station was a railway station in County Armagh in Northern Ireland; it was opened in 1854 and closed in 1965.

Goraghwood station in GNR times.

Goraghwood was opened on 6 March 1854 on the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway. From 1864 the Newry and Armagh Railway (N&A) ran trains as well to its own temporary terminus just outside Armagh until it started using the Ulster Railway's Armagh railway station in 1865.[1]

Goraghwood was an important junction on the Dublin to Belfast railway line with branch lines to Armagh and another to Newry town station and Warrenpoint. The line to Armagh closed in 1955 and to Newry in 1965.

ClosureEdit

The Ulster Transport Authority closed Goraghwood to freight on 4 January 1965 and to passengers on 15 February 1965.[2]

 
Goraghwood with the Enterprise.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hajducki, S. Maxwell (1974). A Railway Atlas of Ireland. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. map 8. ISBN 0-7153-5167-2.
  2. ^ "Goraghwood station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 28 August 2007.
Preceding station     Northern Ireland Railways   Following station
Poyntzpass   Belfast-Newry line   Newry
  Historical railways  
Poyntzpass
Line open and station open
  Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway
Portadown-Drogheda
  Bessbook
Line open and station open as Newry

Coordinates: 54°13′27″N 6°21′54″W / 54.224162°N 6.36491°W / 54.224162; -6.36491