Athy railway station
Athy Railway Station
Photo: Andrew McCarthy
Republic of Ireland
|Coordinates||52°59′33″N 6°58′36″W / 52.9925°N 6.9768°WCoordinates: 52°59′33″N 6°58′36″W / 52.9925°N 6.9768°W|
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|4 August 1856||Station opens|
|6 September 1976||Station closes to goods|
|Unknown date||Station closes to passengers|
|14 February 1985||Station reopens|
The single track north and south of the station splits to provide two platforms. Platform 1, next to the station building, car park and pedestrian entrance, is used where possible for passenger services. only when two trains are in the station simultaneously is Platform 2 used. At the southern end of the station is a branch to the Tegral factory begins, but this is no longer used.
Due to the rapid growth of Athy itself, this station has seen considerable growth in passenger numbers. In 2004 the mechanical signalling system was replaced. In 2007 the platforms were extended to accommodate longer trains, a development which included the demolition of the signal box. In July 2008, planning permission was granted for the refurbishment of the partially derelict station building itself.
The line was nationalised, passing to the Córas Iompair Éireann with the Transport Act 1944 which took effect from 1 January 1945 and closed for goods traffic on 6 September 1976.
It passed on to Iarnród Éireann in 1986.
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