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Kilcoole railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Chill Chomghaill) is a railway station in Kilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland. The station serves the village of the same name and the nearby village of Newtownmountkennedy.

Kilcoole

Cill Chomhghaill
Iarnród Éireann
IMG RailwayStaKilcoole5295w.jpg
Entrance to Kilcoole railway station
LocationSea Road, Kilcoole, County Wicklow
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°6′23″N 6°2′28″W / 53.10639°N 6.04111°W / 53.10639; -6.04111Coordinates: 53°6′23″N 6°2′28″W / 53.10639°N 6.04111°W / 53.10639; -6.04111
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms1
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking15
Disabled accessNo
Other information
Station codeKCOOL, 139
Fare zoneSuburban 5
History
ElectrifiedNo
Original companyDublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway
Pre-groupingDublin and South Eastern Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
30 October 1855Opened, as Kilcool and
Newtownmountkennedy
1880Renamed Kilcool
1890The original platform, seaward
side, washed away by sea
9 June 1947Goods services cease
30 March 1964Closed
8 June 1980Reopened as Kilcoole

Facilities and servicesEdit

The station has one through platform and is unmanned, has no ticket machine or toilet and is not wheelchair accessible.

The station is one of the least served on the whole Irish Rail network,[citation needed] with only a handful of trains per day. These include, on weekdays, two trains per day to Dublin Connolly, two to Rosslare Europort, and one train to Wexford.[1] On Saturdays there is one train to Dundalk and one to Rosslare Europort.[1] There are no services on Sundays or bank holidays.[1]

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 30 October 1855 by the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway as Kilcool.[2] The station was closed in 1964 due to a lack of resources or use. It reopened on 2 November 1980, renamed Kilcoole

LocationEdit

The station is located on Kilcoole Beach, right beside the coastline. Kilcoole village is 1.6km from the station, while Newtownmountkennedy is 6km from the station

Road transportEdit

There is no public road transport to or from the station. The nearest bus stop is at Beechdale, located 900m from the station which is served by Dublin Bus routes 84/84a (Newcastle to Blackrock, via Bray Station) and 84X (Newcastle to Dublin, via UCD).[citation needed]

There is a free car-park, located to the west of the station's platform.


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Greystones   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare Line
limited service
  Wicklow
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
limited service
 
Disused railways
Greystones & Delgany   Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Rosslare
  Newcastle
Line open, station closed

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c http://www.irishrail.ie/media/08_dublin-rosslare.pdf
  2. ^ "Kilcoole station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2018-11-06.

External linksEdit

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