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Enniscorthy railway station

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Owned by  Iarnród Éireann
Structure type  At-grade
Fare zone  K
Province  Leinster
Local authority  Wexford
Operated by  Iarnród Éireann
Station code  ECRTY
Opened  1863
Owner  Iarnród Éireann
Platforms in use  2
Enniscorthy railway station
Location  Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Y21 N289 Republic of Ireland
Address  Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Similar  Rathdrum railway station, Wexford railway station, Rosslare Europort railway st, Dún Laoghaire railway st, Wicklow railway station

Enniscorthy railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Inis Córthaidh) is in County Wexford, Ireland.

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Description

It has two platforms, a passing loop and a siding. The station is fully staffed. The far-side platform, accessible only by a footbridge, is used only when two trains pass.

History

The station opened on 16 November 1863. Originally there was a turntable behind the second platform which was used during the building of the tunnel under Enniscorthy town but was also used afterwards due to heavy traffic on Market Day. There was once an engine shed opposite the present day goods shed, two water columns were at each end of the platforms and there was also a very long siding for loading cattle. There was also a number of sidings, A siding for O'Donahoes was behind the station building, a siding for Buttles Bacon Factory which is now the site of the Enniscorthy Swimming Pool, A siding at the entrance of the tunnel for Roches and another siding that went under Barrack Street via a tunnel to Minch Norton. Outside Enniscorthy there was sidings for St. Johns Flour Mill and St. Johns Foundry and also a siding at the head shunt for Kavanaghs Cement.

Enniscorthy was also where the locomotive No. 17 "Wicklow" left with a Cattle Special to Dublin Harcourt Street but was unable to stop and ran through the end wall and fell into Hatch Street, though it was not a serious accident and only injured the Driver who remained at his post in the cab and a horse on Hatch Street, this became one of Ireland's famous rail accidents.

Services

The service from the station is:

Monday to Friday

  • 5 trains per day to Dublin Connolly via Bray Daly (one continuing to Dundalk Clarke)
  • 4 trains per day to Rosslare Europort
  • 1 train per day to Wexford O'Hanrahan
  • Saturdays

  • 4 trains per day to Dublin Connolly via Bray Daly (one continuing to Dundalk Clarke)
  • 3 trains per day to Rosslare Europort
  • Sundays

  • 3 trains per day to Dublin Connolly via Bray Daly
  • 3 trains per day to Rosslare Europort
  • References

    Enniscorthy railway station Wikipedia


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