Longford railway station

Longford Railway Station serves the town of Longford in County Longford, Ireland.

Longford

An Longfort
Iarnród Éireann
Longford Railway Station - geograph.ie - 919117.jpg
LocationLongford, County Longford, N39 E3T9
Ireland
Coordinates53°43′28″N 7°47′42″W / 53.7245°N 7.7950°W / 53.7245; -7.7950Coordinates: 53°43′28″N 7°47′42″W / 53.7245°N 7.7950°W / 53.7245; -7.7950
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeLFORD
Fare zoneK
Key dates
1855Station opened

Longford is the terminus of Iarnród Éireann's Dublin Connolly–Longford Commuter service, and is also a stop on the Dublin Connolly–Sligo InterCity service.

Longford is approximately 91 kilometres (57 mi) from Sligo and 122 kilometres (76 mi) from Dublin. Journeys to the capital by rail generally take about an hour and three quarters.

Numerous Bus Éireann Expressway and local bus routes stop immediately outside the station. Independent Cavan operator Whartons Travel operates a route to the station via Crossdoney, Arvagh and Drumlish.[1]

HistoryEdit

Longford railway station was opened by the Midland Great Western Railway on 8 November 1855[2] as the terminus of the extension of its line north-west from Mullingar. The line was further extended to Sligo in 1862.

Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Edgeworthstown   InterCity
Dublin-Sligo
  Dromod
  Commuter
Western Commuter
  Terminus

Connecting trains in Dublin Connolly run on the Belfast Line via Drogheda, Dundalk, Newry, Portadown to Belfast Central and on the Rosslare Line via Bray, Greystones, Wicklow, Arklow, Enniscorthy, Wexford to Rosslare Europort.

 
The Sligo train in Longford.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Longford station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2007.

External linksEdit

Dublin-Sligo main line
Year
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2000
 
Ballysodare
1963
 
Ballisodare River
 
 
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1963
 
 
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1941
 
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