Westport railway station (Ireland)

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Westport railway station serves the town of Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.

Westport

Cathair na Mart
Iarnród Éireann
Westport station.jpg
A view of Westport station
General information
LocationAltamount St, Knockranny, Westport, County Mayo, F28 XY18
Ireland
Coordinates53°47′44″N 9°30′32″W / 53.7955°N 9.50885°W / 53.7955; -9.50885
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeWPORT
Fare zoneP
Key dates
28 January 1866Station opened

The station is the terminus station on the Dublin to Westport Rail service. Passengers to or from Galway travel to Athlone and change trains. Passengers to or from Ballina and Foxford travel to Manulla Junction and change trains.[1]

HistoryEdit

The station was opened as Westport Town on 28 January 1866[2] by the Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR). A branch line to Achill was opened in February 1894 as far as Newport and in May 1895 in its full length, but was already closed on 1 October 1937.[2] Regular freight traffic to Westport ceased on 6 September 1976.[2] An extension of the line from Dublin to Westport Quay was opened by the MGWR in 1875.[3] It closed to regular passenger traffic in 1912 and to regular freight traffic in 1941, but was used by occasional goods trains until 1977 before being finally closed in 1978. It was dismantled about ten years later, with the Quay station obliterated under a new housing development. Most of the route to the town remains as a cycleway.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Timetables". Irish Rail. Archived from the original on 2 April 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Irish Railways" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 6 September 2007.
  3. ^ "Westport railway station". eiretrains. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009.

External linksEdit


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
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Dublin-Westport
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Coordinates: 53°47′46″N 9°30′38″W / 53.79611°N 9.51056°W / 53.79611; -9.51056