Gorey railway station

Gorey railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Ghuaire) is a railway station located in Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland.

Gorey

Guaire
Iarnród Éireann
Gorey4.jpg
Gorey Station looking South
LocationRailway Road, Gorey, County Wexford, Y25 PY58
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates52°40′16″N 6°17′32″W / 52.6712°N 6.2922°W / 52.6712; -6.2922Coordinates: 52°40′16″N 6°17′32″W / 52.6712°N 6.2922°W / 52.6712; -6.2922
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeGOREY
Fare zoneH
History
Original companyDublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway
Pre-groupingDublin and South Eastern Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
1846Station opens

Services/routesEdit

The service from the station is:

Monday to Friday

Saturdays

Sundays


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Arklow   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare
  Enniscorthy
Arklow   Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
  Terminus
Disused railways
Inch
Line open, station closed
  Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Rosslare
  Camolin
Line open, station closed

DescriptionEdit

The station is staffed and only the near-side platform is wheelchair-accessible.[1]

It consists of two platforms, one on the down passing loop. The loop is signalled only in the Enniscorthy direction. There is a water tower, still used by occasional steam trains, at the north end of the up platform. There is also a siding, formerly a loop, cut back to allow the platforms to be extended in early 2006.

Most of the line from Dublin to Wexford and Rosslare is single track with passing loops at stations. When the signal box is open the loop can be used, otherwise trains use the main platform. Prior to the installation of mini-CTC on the line in April 2008, it was not normally possible for northbound trains to use the loop, as it was only signalled in the Rosslare direction. This led to some awkward shunting arrangements when a locomotive-hauled train terminated. The timetable suggests that only one train each way has to use of the loop.

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 16 November 1863.[2]

In popular cultureEdit

The station is featured in the eponymous 1980s book of poetry, "Train to Gorey" by Liz O’Donoghue.

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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
South Eastern
Commuter
 
 
 
Dublin Connolly  
 
 
 
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
 
 
Tara Street
 
Dublin Pearse
 
Grand Canal Dock
 
Lansdowne Road
 
Sandymount
 
Sydney Parade
 
Booterstown
 
Blackrock
 
Seapoint
 
Salthill and Monkstown
 
Dun Laoghaire Mallin  
 
Sandycove and Glasthule
 
Glenageary
 
Dalkey
 
Killiney
 
Shankill
 
Woodbrook
  (planned)
 
Bray Daly
 
Greystones
 
Kilcoole (limited service)
 
Wicklow
 
Rathdrum
 
Avoca
(planned)
 
Arklow
 
Gorey
 
  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/accessibility Archived 2012-09-22 at the Wayback Machine Irish Rail Accessibility Website
  2. ^ "Gorey station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 7 September 2007.