|Location||Railway Road, Thurles, County Tipperary, E41 H027|
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Original company||Great Southern and Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Southern and Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Southern Railways|
|1880||line to Clonmel opened|
|1963||Clonmel passenger trains withdrawn|
|1967||line to Clonmel closed|
Thurles railway station serves the town of Thurles in County Tipperary in Ireland. The station is on the Dublin–Cork Main line, and is situated 86.5 miles (139.2 km) from Dublin Heuston. It has two through platforms and one terminating platform.
An average of 17 trains each day between Dublin Heuston and Cork Kent serve Thurles station.
The Great Southern and Western Railway opened the station on 13 March 1848.
On 5 August that year William Smith O'Brien was arrested on the station while waiting for a train after an unsuccessful insurrection in Ballingarry in South Tipperary.There is a plaque at the station commemorating the event.
In 1880 the Southern Railway of Ireland opened between Thurles and Clonmel on the Waterford and Limerick Railway (W&LR), making Thurles a junction.Following failure to pay a debt the Board of Works took over the line with operations handed to the W&LR until that was absorbed by the GS&WR in 1901. CIÉ withdrew passenger services from the Thurles – Clonmel line in 1963 and closed the line to freight in 1967.
Thurles station has three times won the Irish Rail Best Intercity Station prize.[ citation needed ]
Local Link bus stops at Thurles Railway Station.
Timetable is 391 – (T42) Thurles to Limerick via Newport & UL
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
|Ballybrophy|| InterCity |
Dublin–Cork Main Line
|Portlaoise|| InterCity |
|Templemore|| InterCity |
Dublin-Limerick Main Line
|terminus|| Great Southern and Western Railway |
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