Site of Bundoran Station
|Location||Bundoran, County Donegal|
|Original company||Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)|
|13 June 1866||Station opens|
|1 October 1957||Station closes|
During The Emergency of 1939–45 the GNR introduced the Bundoran Express that linked Dublin and Bundoran via Dundalk and Enniskillen. It also carried pilgrims to and from Pettigo, which was the nearest station for Lough Derg. There were also through trains between Bundoran and Belfast.
The partition of Ireland in 1922 turned the boundary with County Fermanagh into an international frontier. Henceforth Bundoran's only railway link with the rest of the Irish Free State was via Northern Ireland, and as such was subject to delays for customs inspections. The Government of Northern Ireland closed much of the GNR network on its side of the border in 1957, including the E&BR as far as the border. This gave the Republic no practical alternative but to allow the closure of the line between the border and Bundoran. It closed on 1 October 1957.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Ballyshannon||Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway
Enniskillen to Bundoran
- McCutcheon, Alan (1970). Ireland. Railway History in Pictures. 2. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-7153-4998-4.
- Baker, Michael H.C. (1972). Irish Railways since 1916. London: Ian Allan. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-7110-0282-1.
- McCutcheon, 1970, page 115
- Hajducki, op. cit., map 39
- McCutcheon, 1970, pages 153, 207
- "Bundoran station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
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