IRISH STATIONS

Oranmore

by

Brian Haworth

Updated: 10/01/2015

 

 

 

ORANMORE RAILWAY STATION

 

Oranmore station was opened

by the Midland Great Western Railway

on the 1st August 1851,

 

and closed to both goods and passengers

on 17th June 1963.

 

Fortunately, the station was re-opened on the 28th July 2013,

albeit in a slightly different location,

a couple of hundred yards from the original MGR station.

 

On closure in 1963, the original single story station building

was sold into private ownership

but an adjacent oil siding remained in use until the early 1980s.

 

The new station on the Dublin / Galway line is served by

23 Weekday services,

22 Saturday services and 15 Sunday services,

 

and boasts a 140-space car park

complete with battery charge points for electric cars.

 

The pictures featured were taken just a couple of days after the station opened.

 

 

View of the Station Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of the platform looking towards Dublin

(note the decorations for the opening are still in place)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Platform view looking towards Galway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General view of the platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelter, Ticket Machine and Train Indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 22352 departs with the 13-34 service to Galway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Car Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View through the bin !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Station Entrance Signage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electric Car-Charge points

 

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