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Enfield Station
County Meath
Latitude 53.416003 Longitude -6.8348372
Grid Reference N 77554120
Last Visit Date 16/05/2023


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Site Description

Approaching the station, there is a long siding on the Down side. This trails into a number of sidings, which diverge on the same side into the goods area. This area extensively handled beet and livestock traffic until the 1970's, beet traffic straggling on until 1985 and in the 1990s, a more modest traffic in molasses and timber. There are two sidings here, one of which is served by a loading bank. There is another loading bank on the Down side on the Dublin side of the station, upon which is the former goods store. This is served by a separate siding. The disused signal cabin, bearing a nameboard, is at the Dublin end of the Up platform, beside which is a water tank. Originally closed in 1963, the station reopened to passengers in 1988. Only the Down platform, which is served by a loop, is in regular use and the ticket office, a Portakabin, is on this. At the Sligo end of this platform is a water tower. Behind the Dublin end of the Down platform, the former stationmaster's house, now a private residence, can be seen. On the Up side at the Sligo end of the station, there is another loading bank that was served by a siding. Opposite, built into the walls of the cutting, there is a plaque in memory of one Patrick Roche who died in 1972. Enfield was the junction station for the Edenderry branch from 1877 until this branch lost its passenger service in 1931. Leaving the station, there is a harbour on the adjacent canal.

Photographs


Photo Gallery - Enfield Station
Google Street View - Enfield Station
Geograph.ie - Station from Royal Canal (Link checked 25072021)
Geograph.ie - Station (Link checked 25072021)

Links


Irish Rail Station Information - Enfield (Link checked 25072021)

Chronological Details

Opened Closed Company Name Notes
28/06/1847 15/06/1963 MGWR Enfield
16/05/1988 / /Open IR Enfield

Geographical Details

Section StartSection FinishDistanceMilepostMeasured from
Connolly Station Sligo 27.85 26.25 Broadstone Station

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