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Tralee railway station

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Tralee Casement

Stáisiún Mac Easmainn
Iarnród Éireann
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Tralee railway station in 2006
LocationNorth Circular Road, Tralee
Coordinates52°16′16″N 9°41′57″W / 52.2710°N 9.6992°W / 52.2710; -9.6992
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Structure typeAt-grade
Original companyGreat Southern and Western Railway
Tralee and Dingle Light Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Southern and Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
1859Station opened as Tralee South
1966Renamed as Casement Station

Tralee Casement station (Tralee Railway Station; Irish: Stáisiún Trá Lí) is the terminus station on the Mallow–Tralee line and serves the town of Tralee in County Kerry.


To the casual observer, Tralee station rather resembles that at Killarney with the main station buildings lying south of the main line, with a short overall roof covering part of the main platform and the run-round loop. There is also a shorter bay platform serving the south face of the main platform stopping short of the main building. A platform canopy covers part of both platforms 1 and 2 east of the main building and overall roof. Both platforms were considerably extended in 1979, being commissioned on 1 August that year.

File:Tralee station and sheds, 1948.
File:Tralee station and sheds, 1948.

Until recently there was an active container terminal and freight yard opposite the main station. This survives for permanent Way trains and the storage of redundant equipment. The yard opposite the passenger station was built in the late 1970s on the site of the original freight yard and engine shed to replace a larger yard alongside the former Tralee-Fenit and Tralee-Limerick line west of the passenger station. The Tralee-Fenit line survives in an overgrown condition. The rest of the site has been cleared and sold for redevelopment. It is the most westerly railway station in Europe.


Passengers transfer at Mallow for services to Dublin and Cork or via a small number of direct Dublin and Cork services

Tralee is served by 7–8 trains each weekday. There is a slightly reduced service on Sundays.

There are also connecting trains at Limerick Junction for Clonmel and Waterford as well as Limerick, Ennis, Athenry and Galway.


The station, originally named Tralee South, was opened on 18 July 1859.[1] A serious accident occurred at the station at 6.20 am on 24 April 1901. The 2.30 am Mallow to Tralee mail goods train failed to stop, and ran into the buffer stops at a speed estimated at between 25 and 30 mph. The driver of the train and a guard who had been travelling on the footplate were killed instantly. The fireman died a few hours later.[2]

On 10 April 1966, the station was given the name Casement in commemoration of Roger Casement, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.

See also


  1. ^ "Tralee station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^[full citation needed]

External links

Preceding station  
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Iarnród Éireann
  Following station
Farranfore   Commuter
Farranfore   InterCity
Farranfore   InterCity
Disused railways
Ardfert   Great Southern and Western Railway
This page was last edited on 10 December 2020, at 04:12
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