Gormanston railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Baile Mhic Gormáin) (often mistakenly written Gormanstown) serves Gormanston, County Meath, Ireland. It is located between Balbriggan and Laytown, north of a cast-iron bridge on which the line crosses the River Delvin.
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It was the scene of a shooting during the Irish Civil War. On Monday 29 May 1922, Staff Captain James Flanagan (Anti-Treaty IRA) was shot by members of the Royal Irish Constabulary. A Royal Irish Constabulary officer was also killed.
Buildings and facilitiesEdit
The station has a single-storey wooden station building on the up platform which was partially demolished to make way for a car park. A GNR style waiting room is located on the up platform. At the north end of the down platform was a signal cabin. This was moved to Dromod, Co. Leitrim, and is preserved there. A brick goods shed and the adjacent single storey station masters house stand the north end of the station.
Accidents and incidentsEdit
- On Monday 21 October 1974, a three-train collision at Gormanston killed two people and injured 29.
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Line 2 (phase 2)
Line and station open
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Line open, station closed
- "Gormanstown". Transport for Ireland.
- "irishmedals.orgAnti-Treaty Killed". Archived from the original on 13 April 2014.
- "Gormanstown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 6 September 2007.
- "Gormanston". Eiretrains.
- "REPORT OF INQUIRY INTO THE COLLISION THAT OCCURRED AT GORMANSTON RAILWAY STATION ON 21ST OCTOBER, 1974" (PDF). Dublin: Department of Transport and Power via Rail Accident Investigation Unit. January 1975. Retrieved 16 May 2014.