IRISH STATIONS

Claremorris

by

Brian Haworth

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Updated: 15/01/2015

 

 

 

 

CLAREMORRIS RAILWAY STATION

 

Claremorris Station was opened on the 19th May 1862

and is situated on the Midland Great Western line

from Dublin to Westport.

 

The once busy station had several lines radiating out from it

including the lines to

 

Collooney (opened 1895 closed 1975),

Ballinrobe (opened 1893 closed 1960)

 

and Athenry, which last saw freight use in the early 1990s

and which now lies mothballed.

 

 

The station was rebuilt in 1892.

 

Of the five platforms at the current station

only two see regular use.

 

The Signal Box and Water Tower

still stand out-of-use

 

but the Engine Shed is no more.

 

 

 

The Main Entrance to Claremorris Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running-in Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of the station from the footbridge looking West

with platforms 2 and 3 nearest the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View down number 1 platform towards Westport.

Note the vintage signs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View towards Dublin from the footbridge.

 

The Athenry line, now singled and mothballed,

branches off to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance to the Station Master's Office

on platform 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View towards Westport

from platform 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View towards Dublin from platform 1

showing the Footbridge and Water Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of the Signal Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rather unattractive building on platforms 3 and 4

brightened up with Children's Art Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just beyond the station the mothballed Athenry line

crosses a main road

and under a rather attractive lattice footbridge.

 

BRADSHAW TIMETABLES

RAIL SERVICES serving CLAREMORRIS

1910

 

1938

 

1910

 

1910

 

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