Abbeyleix railway station

Abbeyleix railway station

Infobox Ireland disused station
name = Abbeyleix
other_name = Mainistir Laoise

caption =

locale = Abbeyleix
borough = County Laois
latitude =
longitude =
gridref =

line = Kilkenny Junction Railway
manager = Great Southern and Western Railway
owner = Great Southern Railways
platforms =

years = 1 March 1865
events = Station opens
years1 = 1 September 1866
events1 = Station closes
years2 = 1 May 1867
events2 = Station reopens
years3 = 1 January 1963
events3 = Station closes
years4 =
events4 =

Abbeyleix railway station served the town of Abbeyleix in County Laois, Republic of Ireland.

The station opened on 1 March 1865. Passenger services were withdrawn on 1 January 1963 by the CIE.


Opened by the Kilkenny Junction Railway, by the the beginning of the 20th century the station was run by the Great Southern and Western Railway. It was absorbed into the Great Southern Railways in 1925. The station was then nationalised, passing on to the Coras Iompair Éireann as a result of the [ Transport Act 1944] which took effect from 1 January 1945. It was closed in 1963.


Rail line
previous=Port Laoise
route=Waterford and Kilkenny Railway
Great Southern and Western Railway

Further reading

*cite book|author=R.V.J.Butt, |title= The Directory of Railway Stations |publisher=Patrick Stephens Ltd |year=1995 ISBN 1 85260 508 1


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