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Attymon Station
County Galway
Latitude 53.321231 Longitude -8.6064894
Grid Reference M 5963830254
Last Visit Date 28/05/2023


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Site Description

Approaching the station, there is a water tower and a disconnected turntable on the Down side. This was previously a locomotive area and is now used for PW storage. There is an access shaft from the turntable pit to the culvert under the water tower. The branch to Attymon, closed in 1975, diverged on the same side beyond these. WESTRAIL had hoped to preserve and reopen the branch, but failed to do so, the line being lifted in 1988. A significant proportion of the trackbed is now under a modern road south of Dunsandle Station. At Attymon, the trackbed has been used as a modern access road (2006) to the station. The signal cabin, a block post until 1986, was between this and the mainline. There are both Up and Down platforms here, but that on the Up side is disused. The disused goods store is on this at the Galway end of the station and is currently (2023) undergoing adaptive reuse. The Down platform is triangular, one face having been for the branch line.

Photographs


Photo Gallery - Attymon Station
Google Street View - Attymon Station
Geograph.ie - Attymon Junction - train on Loughrea Branch (Link checked 01012014)
Geograph.ie - Attymon Junction - train on Loughrea Branch (Link checked 01012014)
Geograph.ie - Attymon Junction - disused Loughrea Branch platform (Link checked 01012014)
Geograph.ie - Attymon Junction (Link checked 01012014)
Geograph.ie - Attymon Junction (Link checked 01012014)
Geograph.ie - Attymon Junction - train on Loughrea Branch (Link checked 01012014)

Links


Irish Rail Station Information - Attymon (Link checked 01012014)

Chronological Details

Opened Closed Company Name Notes
01/12/1890 / / MGWR Attymon Junction Loughrea Branch

Geographical Details

Section StartSection FinishDistanceMilepostMeasured from
Attymon Junction Loughrea 0 0 Attymon Junction
Portarlington Galway 68.51 107.25 Broadstone Station

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