Muine Bheag railway station

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Muine Bheag halt serves the town of Muine Bheag in County Carlow. Nearby is Leighlinbridge in the same county.

Muine Bheag
Iarnród Éireann
Muine Bheag railway station.jpeg
Muine Bheag halt
Photo: Liam Murphy [1]
LocationRailway Road, Muine Bheag, County Carlow, R21 H295
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates52°41′57″N 6°57′09″W / 52.699098°N 6.952521°W / 52.699098; -6.952521Coordinates: 52°41′57″N 6°57′09″W / 52.699098°N 6.952521°W / 52.699098; -6.952521
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeMNEBG
Fare zoneH
Key dates
24 July 1848Station opens as Bagnalstown
By April 1910Station renamed Bagenalstown
30 March 1963Station closed
1988Station reopened and renamed Muine Bheag

It is a station on the Dublin to Waterford intercity route.[1]

The station is staffed; the main platform is fully accessible but the far-side platform (used only when two trains pass in the station) is accessible only by stairs and a footbridge.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 24 July 1848 as Bagenalstown.

Opened by the Great Southern and Western Railway, the station was amalgamated into the Great Southern Railways. The line was then nationalised, passing to the Córas Iompair Éireann with the Transport Act 1944 which took effect from 1 January 1945.

It was closed for goods traffic on 6 September 1976,[2] Although the station closed the line remained open

Station passed on to the Iarnród Éireann in 1986 and was re-opened, renamed, in 1988.


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Carlow   InterCity
Dublin-Waterford
  Kilkenny
MacDonagh
  Historical railways  
Milford   Great Southern and Western Railway
Dublin-Waterford
  Gowran

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Archived 2019-04-02 at the Wayback Machine Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Bagenalstown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-30.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.