Woodlawn railway station

For other rail stations named Woodlawn, see Woodlawn Station.
Iarnród Éireann

Station (platform left) from the level crossing with R359 road
Location Woodlawn
Republic of Ireland
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 1
Structure type At-grade
Key dates
1858 Station opened

Woodlawn railway station is situated beside a level crossing on the R359 regional road in the village of Woodlawn in County Galway.

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


The station opened on 1 August 1858 and was closed for goods traffic on 2 June 1978.[2]


The station has an accessible waiting room and toilet. A ticket machine is located at the entrance to the platform. The car park is currently free of charge.

Additional trains from January 2013

The new Irish Rail timetable introduced on 20 January 2013 sees three additional eastbound trains and one additional Galway-bound train serving the station.[3]

Local requests for better service

On 26 April 2011 a protest numbering some two hundred local people took place at the station. 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.[4]

See also


  1. http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. "Woodlawn station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 4 September 2007.
  3. http://www.irishrail.ie/media/06-DublinGalway1.pdf
  4. "Galway residents seek improved train services". RTÉ News. 26 April 2011.
Preceding station   Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Ballinasloe   Intercity

Coordinates: 53°20′35″N 8°28′17″W / 53.3431°N 8.4714°W / 53.3431; -8.4714

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