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Thurles railway station serves the town of Thurles in County Tipperary in Ireland. The station is on the Dublin–Cork Main line. It has two through platforms and one terminating platform.

Thurles

Durlas
Iarnród Éireann
22000 Class Thurles.jpg
An IE 22000 Class train at Thurles
LocationRailway Road, Thurles, County Tipperary, E41 H027
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates52°40′35″N 7°49′19″W / 52.67639°N 7.82194°W / 52.67639; -7.82194Coordinates: 52°40′35″N 7°49′19″W / 52.67639°N 7.82194°W / 52.67639; -7.82194
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms3
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
History
Original companyGreat Southern and Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Southern and Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
1848Station opens
1880line to Clonmel opened
1963Clonmel passenger trains withdrawn
1967line to Clonmel closed

An average of 17 trains each day between Dublin Heuston and Cork Kent serve Thurles station.[1]

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HistoryEdit

The Great Southern and Western Railway opened the station on 13 March 1848.[2]

On 5 August that year William Smith O'Brien was arrested on the station while waiting for a train after an unsuccessful insurrection in Ballingarry in South Tipperary. There is a plaque at the station commemorating the event.

In 1880 the Southern Railway of Ireland opened between Thurles and Clonmel on the Waterford and Limerick Railway, making Thurles a junction. CIÉ withdrew passenger services from the Thurles – Clonmel line in 1963 and closed the line to freight in 1967.

Thurles station has three times won the Irish Rail Best Intercity Station prize.[citation needed]


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Ballybrophy   InterCity
Dublin–Cork Main Line
  Limerick Junction
Portlaoise   InterCity
Dublin–Tralee
 
Templemore   InterCity
Dublin-Limerick Main Line
  Limerick Colbert
Disused railways
terminus   Great Southern and Western Railway
Thurles–Clonmel line
  Horse and Jockey

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dublin Heuston to Cork" (PDF). Iarnród Éireann. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Thurles station" (PDF). Railscot – Irish Railways. Retrieved 7 September 2007.

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