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Kildare railway station is a railway station on the Dublin to Cork Railway line and Dublin commuter service.[1]

Kildare

Cill Dara
Iarnród Éireann
Kildare railway station 1.jpg
LocationStation Road, Kildare, County Kildare, R51 AW63
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°09′46″N 6°54′29″W / 53.162802°N 6.908111°W / 53.162802; -6.908111Coordinates: 53°09′46″N 6°54′29″W / 53.162802°N 6.908111°W / 53.162802; -6.908111
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeKDARE
Fare zoneE
Key dates
1846Station opened

It is also the changing-point for passengers to/from services to Waterford.

It has three tracks, one for through services and two platforms. As the first major station on the south- and west-bound line from Heuston station, it is served, or at least passed-through, by a large number of trains. It is also used by timber trains and container trains travelling between Waterford and County Mayo to run round.

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HistoryEdit

The station opened on 4 August 1846 and was closed for goods traffic on 6 September 1976.[2]

ServicesEdit

Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Dublin Heuston   InterCity
Dublin-Cork Main Line
  Portarlington
Newbridge   InterCity
Dublin-Limerick
  Monasterevin
Newbridge   InterCity
Dublin-Galway
  Monasterevin
Dublin Heuston
or
Newbridge (Sunday)
  InterCity
Dublin-Westport/Ballina
  Portarlington
Newbridge   InterCity
Dublin-Waterford
  Athy
Newbridge   Commuter
South Western Commuter
  Monasterevin
or
Terminus

Bus linksEdit

Passengers can also connect at the station to a shuttle bus service to Kildare Village shopping outlet.[3] On days of racing there is a shuttle bus to Curragh Racecourse. South Kildare Community Transport also serve the station providing links to Milltown, Nurney and Kildangan.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Kildare station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
  3. ^ http://www.kildarevillage.com/en/plan-your-visit/getting-here/train Kildare village how to get there
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-05-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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