Galway railway station
Republic of Ireland
|Coordinates||53°16′25″N 9°02′48″W / 53.2736°N 9.0468°WCoordinates: 53°16′25″N 9°02′48″W / 53.2736°N 9.0468°W|
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
There are two platforms at Galway Ceannt; Platform 1 and Platform 2. Platform 2 can only be reached via Platform 1. Platform 1 is used for terminating/departing trains to Dublin Heuston while Platform 2 (a much shorter platform) is used for departing Limerick services.
The services which are provided at the station include ticket machines, a booking office, heated waiting rooms, toilets, a café, vending machines and a telephone box.
The station also serves as the Bus Éireann depot for Galway City.
As the 19th century progressed the rail network in Connacht was expanded, making Galway an important railhead. The nearby town of Athenry became a railway junction, giving Galway links to Ennis, Limerick and the south in 1869 and Sligo and the north in 1894. In 1895 the MGW opened a branch line between Galway and Clifden.
The 20th century brought increasing road competition, and this led the Great Southern Railways to close the Clifden branch in 1935. In the 1970s the state railway authority Córas Iompair Éireann closed the Sligo-Athenry-Ennis line to passenger services. It later closed to freight as well.
The station is to be redeveloped in the future as part of the Ceannt Station Quarter project.
In the meantime in 2013 1 million euro was spent on "bus/rail/taxi interchange at the station, with widened footpaths, "properly designed" bus bays and revised taxi arrangements. Approximately €100,000 is also to be allocated for design work for the provision of new 95 square meter double height glass and steel concourse as an interchange area for bus and rail passengers. This will include a seated waiting area, retail units, vending area and a new office for bus inspectors."
- http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
- "Galway station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
- http://galwayindependent.com/stories/item/5791/2013-6/Major-investment-in-Galway-transport Galway independent 31 January 2013
- http://galwaybayfm.ie/3-million-euro-for-galway-sustainable-transport Galway Bay FM 18 February 2014
- http://galwaybayfm.ie/plans-submitted-for-major-redevelopment-at-ceannt-station/ Galway Bay FM 10 February 2014
- Irish Rail Galway (Ceannt) Station Website
- Galway Transport Information Portal. Includes information on all bus connections to and from Ceannt Station
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
Galway Suburban Rail