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Laytown railway station

Laytown railway station (Irish: Stáisiún na hInse) serves Laytown and Bettystown in County Meath, Ireland.

Laytown

An Inse
Iarnród Éireann
Laytown Station.jpg
LocationLaytown, County Meath, A92 H102
Ireland
Coordinates53°40′44″N 6°14′32″W / 53.6790°N 6.2423°W / 53.6790; -6.2423Coordinates: 53°40′44″N 6°14′32″W / 53.6790°N 6.2423°W / 53.6790; -6.2423
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeLTOWN
Fare zoneC
Key dates
1844Station 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
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

It is about 20 minutes' walk from the venue of yearly Laytown races.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 25 May 1844[1] and was renamed by the Great Northern Railway as Laytown & Bettystown in 1913. It was since renamed back to Laytown.


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Gormanston   Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Drogheda MacBride
Disused railways
Mosney
Line open, station closed
  Arrow Northern Arrow   Drogheda MacBride
Line and station open
 
A Great Northern Railway (Ireland) locomotive Slieve Gullion, on a special run by the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland in May 1985, heading through the station.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Laytown and Bettystown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 6 September 2007.