Cork City Railways


This short line in the city of Cork linked the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway^s Cork Albert Quay station (originally the Cork and Bandon Railway) to the Great Southern and Western Railway^s Cork Glanmire Road. The line ran through the streets and crossed a pair of William Arrol built Sherzer rolling bridges over the River Lee.


  /  /1906Cork City Railways
Incorporated. Supported by the Great Western Railway.
  /  /1912Cork City Railways
Line opened between Cork Glanmire Road and Cork Albert Quay with two lifting bridges over the two courses of the River Lee.
  /  /1923Cork City Railways
Great Western Railway transfers its share for free to the Great Southern and Western Railway.
  /  /1925Athenry and Tuam Extension to Claremorris Railway Ballinascarthy and Timoleague Junction Light Railway Ballinrobe and Claremorris Light Railway Baltimore Extension Railway Bantry Extension Railway Cavan and Leitrim Railway City of Dublin Junction Railways Clonakilty Extension Railway Cork and Macroom Direct Railway Cork and Muskerry Light Railway Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway Cork City Railways Donoughmore Extension Railway Dublin and Kingstown Railway Dublin and South Eastern Railway Great Southern Railway Loughrea and Attymon Light Railway New Ross and Waterford Extension Railway Schull and Skibbereen Light Railway South Clare Railways Southern Railway [Ireland] Timoleague and Courtmacsherry Light Railway Timoleague and Courtmacsherry Extension Light Railway Tralee and Dingle Light Railway Tralee and Fenit Railway Waterford and Tramore Railway West Carbery Tramways and Light Railways West Clare Railway
Merged to become Great Southern Railways.
  /  /1961Cork and Bandon Railway Clonakilty Extension Railway West Cork Railways Ilen Valley Railway Baltimore Extension Railway Bantry Extension Railway Bantry Bay Extension Railway
Closed. The terminus at Cork Albert Quay remains open as a goods depot, accessed by the Cork City Railways.
  /  /1976Cork City Railways
Closed, after 1961 used purely to access Cork Albert Quay. Bridges over the River Lee are retained for road only use.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Cork Albert Quay to Cork Glanmire Road

The former Albert Quay station, terminus of the Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway. The Cork City Railways link to Glanmire Road passed through the ...
Bill Roberton //1988
Albert Quay Station, Cork, in May 2019. The former main building at Albert Quay (opened in 1861) survives as offices although the station site has ...
Mark Poustie 05/05/2019
The cycle route curving left in this picture is part of the former Cork City Railways route from Kent station to Albert Quay, which lasted from 1912 ...
Mark Poustie 05/05/2019
The Cork City Railways line, linking the Great Southern & Western Railway system and the Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway systems between Glanmire ...
Mark Poustie 05/05/2019
Cork Kent. Class 2600 DMU at rest in Platform 3, used for Cobh and Midleton trains. 31 January 2019. ...
Mark Poustie 31/01/2019
Cork Kent (formerly Glanmire Road) Station.On a plinth at the station is former Great Southern & Western Railway 2-2-2 No.36 built in Liverpool in ...
Mark Poustie 02/02/2019
CIE 133 stands in the yards at Cork in 1988. ...
Bill Roberton //1988
CIE 056 stands at the buffer stops in Cork station with parcels vans in 1988. ...
Bill Roberton //1988