Cork Albert Street

Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway station at Albert Street, Cork. At right angles to nearby Albert Quay station (and not to be confused with it!) was the terminus of the 3ft CB&PR opened in 1850. The line was originally Irish standard gauge to Passage but when the extension to Crosshaven was opened in 1896, it was 3ft gauge to reduce costs and the whole line was regauged between 1902 and 1904. An important commuter line it was absorbed into GSR in 1925 but closed in 1932. The line from just west of the City to Passage survives as a cycle way as does the section from just west of Carrigaline to Crosshaven. Remarkably the whole Albert Street Station buildings survive with the complete overall train shed still in place (top of it just visible in centre right of picture) although not accessible as it is part of a builders' merchants storage facility. The area around here is being rapidly redeveloped. 5th May 2019

Location: Cork Albert Street

Company: Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway

Photographer: Mark Poustie

Contact photographer: Mark Poustie

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Date: 05/05/2019

Image number: 72975