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Mosney Train Station

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  • 09-04-2009 10:39pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,380 ✭✭✭


    Was on the train back from Belfast today and I noticed that Mosney station is closed and quite derelict. Just wondering when and why did it close? Did it ever serve an actual population or just the former holiday camp?
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 23,865 ✭✭✭✭January


    Here's some info and pictures: http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/M/Mosney/A&Bindex.html
    The Great Northern constructed a loop and single platform station at Mosney, Co.Meath on the Dublin-Belfast line in 1948, principally to serve the adjacent Butlins Holiday Camp. The station was opened fully to the public in 1958. Located half way down the single platform is the now redundant GNR signal cabin, quite a modern design, it was taken out of use in 1994 when CTC signalling was introduced on the Dublin-Belfast line. During the late 1990s the station platform was resurfaced and modernised, complete with IE station furniture. Butlins operated its last season in 2000 following which the holiday camp was sold, and since then Mosney Station has remained shut, quite a rare example of a modern station out of use.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,549 ✭✭✭✭Judgement Day


    Mosney station was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1948 to serve the adjacent Butlin's Holiday Camp. It closed in 2000 the last year that the Holiday Camp operated. :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,032 ✭✭✭DWCommuter


    Station has closed because the owners of Mosney converted the camp into a refugee centre thereby negating the need for a train station.

    Also worth mentioning that the station was only seasonal anyway. It was a magical station for me as it had the best view for any child getting off a train.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,262 ✭✭✭markpb


    DWCommuter wrote: »
    Station has closed because the owners of Mosney converted the camp into a refugee centre thereby negating the need for a train station.

    Do refugees not need to travel? Surely having lots of people, who will probably not own a car, living beside a train line and then closing the station is a bit odd? This might sound facetious but it's not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,546 ✭✭✭kingshankly


    markpb wrote: »
    Do refugees not need to travel? Surely having lots of people, who will probably not own a car, living beside a train line and then closing the station is a bit odd? This might sound facetious but it's not.

    Mosney station is only used by balbrigan trains to go in and then return to balbrigan can't see it ever opening tbh wouldn't be exactly many paying customers there


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