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Portlaoise railway station is a station on the Dublin to Cork and also the Dublin to Limerick Intercity railway lines. It is also the terminus for the South Western Commuter also called the Portlaoise Commuter Line which forms part of the Dublin Suburban Rail network in the commuter belt for Dublin. It is the busiest county town railway station in the midlands region with up to 32 trains to Dublin (10 Non-Stop) and 30 trains from Dublin (9 Non-Stop) per day. [1]

Portlaoise

Port Laoise
Iarnród Éireann
Portlaoise railway station.jpg
Portlaoise Station
LocationRailway Street, Portlaoise, County Laois, R32 P590
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°02′12″N 7°18′07″W / 53.03667°N 7.30194°W / 53.03667; -7.30194Coordinates: 53°02′12″N 7°18′07″W / 53.03667°N 7.30194°W / 53.03667; -7.30194
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codePTLSE
Fare zoneG
Key dates
1847Station opened
South Western
Commuter
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Connolly or Point Depot
Dublin Heuston Luas
Luas Red Line
to Tallaght or Saggart
 
Inchicore
Works
 
Park West and
Cherry Orchard
Clondalkin/Fonthill
Kishoge
(future)
Adamstown
Hazelhatch and Celbridge
Sallins and Naas
Newbridge
Kildare
Monasterevin
Portarlington
Portlaoise
Conniberry Junction
Togher Inland Port (future)
Portlaoise Traincare Depot

It is situated in Portlaoise town centre, in County Laois.

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HistoryEdit

Portlaoise (formerly Maryborough) railway station opened on 26 June 1847.[2]

In March 2008, Irish Rail opened a new Traincare depot south-west of Portlaoise town centre (officially opened on 25 July 2008). The depot provides a high quality maintenance and servicing facility for the 183 intercity railcars and some facilities for outer suburban railcars serving the Dublin - Portlaoise route. Irish Rail also have their Permanent Way depot South of the station.

Bus linksEdit

M & A Coaches routes 828 and 828X serve the station providing links to locations such as Cashel, Urlingford, Durrow and Abbeyleix and in the other direction to the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. The bus stop is located just outside the station building on Station Road (accessed via stairs from Platform 1).[3]


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Dublin Heuston
or
Portarlington
  InterCity
Dublin-Cork Main Line
  Ballybrophy
Dublin Heuston   InterCity
Dublin-Tralee Main Line
  Thurles
Portarlington   InterCity
Dublin-Limerick Main Line
  Ballybrophy
Portarlington   Commuter
South Western Commuter
  Terminus

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Canal Dock to Portlaoise" (PDF). www.irishrail.ie. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Maryborough station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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