Portarlington railway station

Portarlington station is a railway station on the Dublin-Cork Main Line.

Portarlington

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Iarnród Éireann
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Portarlington Station
General information
LocationStation Road, Portarlington, County Laois, R32 PK66
Ireland
Coordinates53°08′46″N 7°10′54″W / 53.14611°N 7.18167°W / 53.14611; -7.18167Coordinates: 53°08′46″N 7°10′54″W / 53.14611°N 7.18167°W / 53.14611; -7.18167
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codePTRTN
Fare zoneF
Key dates
1847Station opened
South Western
Commuter
Dublin Heuston Luas
 
Inchicore
Works
 
Park West and
Cherry Orchard
Clondalkin/Fonthill
Kishoge
(planned)
Adamstown
Hazelhatch and Celbridge
Sallins and Naas
Newbridge
Kildare
Monasterevin
Portarlington
Portlaoise
Conniberry Junction
Togher Inland Port (planned)
Portlaoise Traincare Depot

It is the branching-off/exchange point for services to Galway, Ballina, and Westport. The Galway/Mayo line diverges at the west end of the station via a single lead junction towards Athlone.

The station is situated just outside Portarlington, County Laois, Ireland.[1]

The station formerly had a third track between the platforms "the centre or middle road" which was removed in 2005 when the platforms were lengthened and widened in preparation for the introduction of Mk 4 Inter City trains.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 26 June 1847.[2]


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Kildare   InterCity
Dublin-Cork Main Line
  Portlaoise
Kildare   InterCity
Dublin-Galway
  Tullamore
  InterCity
Dublin-Westport/Ballina
 
Monasterevin   InterCity
Dublin-Limerick
  Portlaoise
  Commuter
South Western Commuter
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/portarlington Archived 20 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine Irish Rail Portarlington Station Website
  2. ^ "Portarlington station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2007.

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