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Rosslare Strand railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Thrá Ros Láir) is in County Wexford, Ireland. It is the junction of the Dublin–Rosslare railway line and the Limerick–Rosslare railway line, the Rosslare Strand to Waterford section of which is mothballed.

Rosslare Strand

Trá Ros Láir
Iarnród Éireann
Rosslare Strand.jpg
2801 working the early afternoon train to Dublin Connolly on platform 1
LocationStation Road, Rosslare, County Wexford, Y35 NA06
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates52°16′18″N 6°23′29″W / 52.2718°N 6.3915°W / 52.2718; -6.3915Coordinates: 52°16′18″N 6°23′29″W / 52.2718°N 6.3915°W / 52.2718; -6.3915
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeRLSTD
Fare zoneM
History
Original companyDSER
Post-groupingGSR
Key dates
24 June 1882Opened, as Rosslare
17 May 1889Closed
6 August 1894Reopened
18 September 2010Services to Waterford cease
26 April 2014Station becomes unmanned

Contents

DescriptionEdit

A ticket machine is provided at the entrance and there are shelters on the platforms. There is also a small car park currently free of charge to rail users. Since Spring 2014 the station has been unstaffed and the ticket office, waiting room and toilets are no longer open. [1]

There is full accessibility to the first platform, with access to the second platform via a wicket gate or footbridge.[2]

There are two platforms, one on the passing loop. The mothballed South Wexford section of the Limerick-Rosslare railway line can be accessed only via the second platform, the junction being on the passing loop.

Mothballing of Rosslare Europort to Waterford Rail SectionEdit

The final Rosslare Europort to Limerick passenger service ran on Saturday 18 September 2010,[3] which saw the mothballing of most of the Rosslare Europort to Waterford section of track, except for the Waterford to Belview section which is used several times a week by freight trains.

Replacement bus service to WaterfordEdit

The rail service to Wellingtonbridge and Waterford is replaced by a revised Bus Éireann route 370 which caters for those affected by the suspension of the railway service.[4] The bus stop is located on Strand Road in the centre of Rosslare Strand around five minutes on foot from the rail station.

HistoryEdit

The station opened, as Rosslare, on 24 June 1882. Renamed Rosslare Strand in 1906.[5]

Prior to track modifications in 1973 it was possible to access the Waterford line from both platforms.[6]

A signal cabin was at the Wexford end of the main platform.


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Wexford
O'Hanrahan
  InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare Line
  Rosslare
Europort
Disused railways
Bridgetown
Line and station closed
  InterCity
Limerick-Rosslare Line
  Rosslare
Europort

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 13 August 1974, two passenger trains were involved in a head-on collision at Rosslare Strand. Fifteen people were injured.[7]
 
The Railway Clearing House maps with the railways around Rosslare and further afield.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.independent.ie/regionals/wexfordpeople/news/rosslare-strand-becoming-unmanned-29169007.html
  2. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/accessibility Irish Rail Accessiblity Website
  3. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/general_news.asp?action=view&news_id=900
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Rosslare Strand" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 7 September 2007.
  6. ^ "Report of Inquiry into the collision that occurred at Rosslare Strand Station on 13th August, 1974" (PDF). RSC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
  7. ^ Department of Transport and Power (March 1975). "REPORT OF INQUIRY INTO THE COLLISION THAT OCCURRED AT ROSSLARE STRAND STATION ON 13th AUGUST 1974" (PDF). The Stationery Office via Rail Accident Investigation Unit. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

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