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Attymon

Attymon

Áth Tíomáin
Iarnród Éireann
Attymon Station.JPG
LocationAttymon, Athenry, County Galway, H65 TX93
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°11?49?N 8°34?01?W / 53.1969°N 8.5669°W / 53.1969; -8.5669Coordinates: 53°11?49?N 8°34?01?W / 53.1969°N 8.5669°W / 53.1969; -8.5669
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms1
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeATMON
Fare zoneN
History
Opened1890
Services
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Woodlawn   InterCity
Dublin-Galway
  Athenry
Disused railways
Terminus   Midland Great Western Railway
Attymon-Loughrea
  Dunsandle

Attymon railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Áth Tíomáin) serves the townland of Attymon in County Galway, Ireland.

The station is on the Dublin to Galway Rail service. Passengers to or from Westport railway station travel to Athlone and change trains. Passengers to or from Limerick and Ennis travel to Athenry and change trains.[1]

Description

It is the smallest station on the Dublin-Galway line consisting of a single platform with no waiting room, just two shelters on the platform. The building at the station is boarded up and used as a store for the line maintenance crew. There is a small free-of-charge car park at the station and a ticket machine is located at the entrance to the platform.

Local requests for better service

Residents of Attymon and the surrounding areas have made numerous requests to Iarnród Éireann to stop further trains in Attymon. On 26 April 2011, a protest numbering some two hundred local people took place at the next station to the east, Woodlawn. The local action group is requesting that Iarnród Éireann improve the eastbound service from the station by allowing a morning Galway to Dublin train to serve the station.[2]

History

Attymon Junction station opened on 1 December 1890.[3]

The station used to link the Dublin-Galway line with a branch line to Loughrea. The line closed in 1975 and the link has been removed. A former railway preservation group called Westrail had hoped to reopen the line as a tourist line but failed to do so.[]

The station once had three platforms in operation. A former footbridge over the Galway-Dublin track, that joined two of the platforms, is now used by a Dublin city commuter railway station.[]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Timetables". Irish Rail. Archived from the original on 2 April 2019. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Galway residents seek improved train services". RTÉ News. 26 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Attymon Junction station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007.

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