Thomastown railway station

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Thomastown Railway Station
LocationNewtown, Thomastown, County Kilkenny, R95 N298
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 52°31′23″N7°08′57″W / 52.523171°N 7.149034°W / 52.523171; -7.149034 Coordinates: 52°31′23″N7°08′57″W / 52.523171°N 7.149034°W / 52.523171; -7.149034
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms1
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeTHTWN
Fare zoneL
Key dates
1848opened

Thomastown Railway Station serves the town of Thomastown in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

Thomastown Town in Leinster, Ireland

Thomastown, historically known as Grennan, is a town in County Kilkenny in the province of Leinster in the south-east of Ireland. It is a market town along a stretch of the River Nore which is known for its salmon and trout, with a number of historical landmarks in the vicinity. Visitor attractions include Jerpoint Abbey, Kilfane Glen gardens, and Mount Juliet Golf Course.

County Kilkenny County in the Republic of Ireland

County Kilkenny is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. It is named after the city of Kilkenny. Kilkenny County Council is the local authority for the county. As of the 2016 census the population of the county was 99,232. The county was based on the historic Gaelic kingdom of Ossory (Osraighe), which was co-terminus with the Diocese of Ossory.

Republic of Ireland Country in Europe on the island of Ireland

Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern side of the island. Around a third of the country's population of 4.9 million people resides in the greater Dublin area. The sovereign state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary, parliamentary republic. The legislature, the Oireachtas, consists of a lower house, Dáil Éireann, an upper house, Seanad Éireann, and an elected President who serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, but with some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Taoiseach, who is elected by the Dáil and appointed by the President; the Taoiseach in turn appoints other government ministers.

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It is a station on the Dublin to Waterford Intercity route. [1]

Waterford railway station

Waterford railway station serves the city of Waterford in County Waterford, Ireland. The station is located across Rice Bridge on the north side of the city.

Unlike most other railway stations on the network, tickets are not available for purchase at Thomastown station and must be obtained on the train.

There is a disused low platform and signal box across the track. The track was removed from it in 2004 when mini-CTC signalling was installed. [2]

Thomastown in 1985 06.04.85 Thomastown 167 & 128 (6126270751).jpg
Thomastown in 1985

History

The station opened on 12 May 1848. [3]

The station today note that only one platform remains in use Thomastown Station.jpg
The station today note that only one platform remains in use

Services

Preceding station  Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann  Following station
Kilkenny
MacDonagh
  InterCity
Dublin-Waterford
  Waterford
Plunkett

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References

  1. http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. "Closure of Thomastown Station".
  3. "Thomastown station" (PDF). Railscot – Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-05.