Rosslare Europort railway station

Rosslare Europort railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Chalafort Ros Láir) serves Rosslare Harbour in County Wexford, Ireland. The station is owned and operated by Iarnród Éireann and is the southern terminus of the Dublin–Rosslare railway line.

Rosslare Europort

Calafort Ros Láir
Iarnród Éireann
"New" Rosslare Europort Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 1424205.jpg
The "New" Rosslare Europort railway station in April 2008 after Irish Rail moved the station to the former turntable sidings.
LocationRosslare Europort, County Wexford, Y35 PH4X
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates52°15′04″N 6°20′16″W / 52.2512°N 6.3378°W / 52.2512; -6.3378Coordinates: 52°15′04″N 6°20′16″W / 52.2512°N 6.3378°W / 52.2512; -6.3378
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms1
Bus routes040, 132, 370, 379, 385, 387
Bus operatorsBus Éireann Local Link
ConnectionsStena Line
Irish Ferries
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeRLEPT
Fare zoneM
History
Original companyD&SER
Post-groupingGSR
Key dates
30 August 1906Station opens
1989New station building opens
2008Station rebuilt
18 September 2010Services to Waterford cease

DescriptionEdit

There is only one platform and a runaround loop. There is a turntable, used on occasional by preserved steam locomotives.

The station is staffed but has no ticket office. There is a ticket machine at the entrance to the platform. The single platform is accessible only via a ramp.[1]

Passenger facilities consist of a waiting shelter with seat. There is also a small car park - chargeable.

The station is a seven-minute walk from the ferry terminal in the open air along a specially marked path.

Ferry connectionsEdit

OvernightEdit

The 04:00 ferry arrival from Fishguard has a train connection at 05:35 Monday-Friday (07:20 Saturdays; 09:40 Sundays), and the 18:10 sailing to Fishguard has a connecting train daily arriving at 16:32.

DaytimeEdit

The 16.25 ferry arrival has a daily onward train connection at 17:30 Monday-Friday (17:55 Saturdays; 18:05 Sundays). At present no train connects into the 08.00 sailing to Fishguard though Local Link bus route 387 provides a service from Wexford and Rosslare Strand.[2][3]

FranceEdit

Several sailings to and from Cherbourg in France can also be conveniently accessed by the rail services to and from Rosslare Europort. The seasonal ferry route to Roscoff in France ceased in September 2018.

Connection to WaterfordEdit

Until 18 September 2010 (inclusive) there was also a single daily train each way to and from Waterford. It is now replaced by a revised Bus Éireann Route 370 service via Wellingtonbridge.[4] This bus service and the small number of other bus services from the port depart and arrive at the bus stops in front of the terminal building.

HistoryEdit

The old Rosslare Europort station opened on 30 August 1906[5] and closed on Monday 14 April 2008. The last service train to depart being the 07:40 to Dublin Connolly, worked by a six-car 2800 Class railcar set.

Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Rosslare Strand   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare Line
  Terminus
  Ferry services
Terminus   Stena Line
Ferry
  Fishguard
Harbour
    Cherbourg
Maritime
Terminus   Irish Ferries
Ferry
  Pembroke Dock
Disused railways
Rosslare Strand   InterCity
Limerick-Rosslare Line
  Terminus

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Accessibility" (PDF). Irish Rail.
  2. ^ https://locallink.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/March-2017Wexford-Route-387-6pp-DL-March-2017-FINAL-Web.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/media/08_dublin-rosslare.pdf
  4. ^ "(untitled)" (PDF). Bus Éireann. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-12-20.
  5. ^ "Rosslare Harbour" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 7 September 2007.

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