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Abbeyleix railway station

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Closed  1963
Opened  1865
1 March 1865  Station opens
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Location  Abbeyleix, County Laois Ireland
Original company  Kilkenny Junction Railway
Pre-grouping  Great Southern and Western Railway
Post-grouping  Great Southern Railways

Abbeyleix railway station served the town of Abbeyleix in County Laois, Ireland.

The station opened on 1 March 1865. Passenger services were withdrawn on 1 January 1963 by the CIÉ.

History

Opened by the Kilkenny Junction Railway, by the beginning of the 20th century the station was run by the Great Southern and Western Railway. It was absorbed into the Great Southern Railways in 1925.

The station was then nationalised, passing on to the Córas Iompair Éireann as a result of the Transport Act, 1944 which took effect from 1 January 1945. It was closed in 1963.

The clock which was in the waiting room at the station and a working scale model of the station can be seen at Heritage House, Abbeyleix.

References

Abbeyleix railway station Wikipedia


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