Gormanston railway station

Gormanston railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Baile Mhic Gormáin) (often mistakenly written Gormanstown[1]) 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.

Gormanston

Baile Mhic Gormáin
Iarnród Éireann
Train at Gormanston station (geograph 2361878).jpg
Train in Gormanston station (1988)
LocationStation Road, Gormanston, County Meath, K32 TK82
Ireland
Coordinates53°38′14″N 6°13′00″W / 53.6372°N 6.2168°W / 53.6372; -6.2168Coordinates: 53°38′14″N 6°13′00″W / 53.6372°N 6.2168°W / 53.6372; -6.2168
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeGSTON
Fare zoneB
Key dates
1845Station opened
Northern Commuter
Newry NI Railways
(
one early-am
weekday trip
)
Dundalk Clarke
Castlebellingham
(planned)
Dunleer
(planned)
to Navan
(freight only)
Drogheda MacBride
Laytown
Mosney
(closed 2000)
Gormanston
Balbriggan
Skerries
Rush and Lusk
Donabate
Malahide
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
DART Howth Branch
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
Kilbarrack
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Raheny
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Harmonstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Killester
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Clontarf Road
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

HistoryEdit

 
Signal box (1982), now moved to Dromod

The station opened in May 1845 as part of the Dublin and Drogheda Railway. In 1876 it was taken over by the Great Northern Railway (Ireland).

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On Monday 21 October 1974, a three-train collision at Gormanston killed two people and injured 29.[5]

ServicesEdit

Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Balbriggan   Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Laytown
  Future  
Balbriggan   DART
Line 2 (phase 2)
  Laytown
Disused railways
Balbriggan
Line and station open
  Arrow Northern Arrow   Mosney
Line open, station closed

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gormanstown". Transport for Ireland.
  2. ^ "irishmedals.orgAnti-Treaty Killed". Archived from the original on 13 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Gormanstown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 6 September 2007.
  4. ^ "Gormanston". Eiretrains.
  5. ^ "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.