Kilcoole railway station
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.
Entrance to Kilcoole railway station
|Location||Sea Road, Kilcoole, County Wicklow|
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Station code||KCOOL, 139|
|Fare zone||Suburban 5|
|Original company||Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Dublin and South Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Southern Railways|
|30 October 1855||Opened, as Kilcool and |
|1890||The original platform, seaward|
side, washed away by sea
|9 June 1947||Goods services cease|
|30 March 1964||Closed|
|8 June 1980||Reopened 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, 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. On Saturdays there is one train to Dundalk and one to Rosslare Europort. There are no services on Sundays or bank holidays.
The station was opened on 30 October 1855 by the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway as Kilcool. The station was closed in 1964 due to a lack of resources or use. It reopened on 2 November 1980, renamed Kilcoole
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).
There is a free car-park, located to the west of the station's platform.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
South Eastern Commuter
|Greystones & Delgany||Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Line open, station closed
- "Kilcoole station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
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Dublin to Rosslare