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Athlone Station
County Westmeath
OS Map 47 Grid Reference N 04304185
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Site Description

Signal interlocking - AE. The line crosses the River Shannon and enters the province of Connaught by a 542 foot long bridge before entering the station. The bridge has three spans, of which the centre one is an opening span, however, this has not been opened in decades. Downstream, the town bridge can be seen and upstream, the bypass road. There is a water tower on the Down side on the Westport side of the bridge, beside which is the signal interlocking and radio aerial. There are both Up and Down platforms here with the bricked up station buildings, now in use as offices, on the Up platform. There is a shelter and a water column on the Down platform, behind which, there are a number of disused sidings, where there was previously a bay for Mayo line trains. At the Westport end of the station the former goods shed and two road loco shed are on the Up and Down sides respectively. The loco area contains a water tank. There was a separate siding serving the goods store. On the Westport side of these, the line crosses a disused section of canal, the headrace for the Athlone lock on the Shannon.

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Archiseek.com - Athlone Station (Link checked 25072021)
Buildings of Ireland - Athlone Station (Link checked 25072021)
Irish Rail Station Information - Athlone (Link checked 25072021)

Chronological Details

Opened Closed Company Name Notes
03/10/1859 02/03/1925 GS&WR Athlone
14/01/1985 / /Open CIE Athlone

Geographical Details

Section StartSection FinishDistanceMilepostMeasured from
Portarlington Galway 38.83 80.5 Heuston Station

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