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Ballybrophy (Baile Uí Bhróithe in Irish) is a village in Laois, Ireland, with a population recorded in the 2002 census of 145. It forms part of the Borris-in-Ossory electoral area. It is best known for its railway station which is at a junction on the country's main Dublin-Cork line. Laois (pronounced Leash), also spelt Laoighis or Leix, is a county in the midlands of Ireland. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Borris-in-Ossory (Buir os M r Osra in Irish) is a small town in County Laois, Republic of Ireland, located in the midlands of Ireland. ...


Ballybrophy's railway station is a connection point between the Dublin to Cork line and a line from Ballybrophy to Limerick. Trains wishing to cross from the Limerick to the Dublin line must perform time consuming reversals. The line is lightly travelled as an alternative routing via Limerick Junction is quicker and more comfortable due to newer track and fewer speed restrictions. Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 51. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Limerick Junction, actually situated in County Tipperary and formerly named Tipperary Junction, is a railway station in Ireland. ...

Due to the branch line's turn south to meet the line at Ballybrophy, some of those who favour retaining the line have theorised that continuing the line east with a stop at the more populated Borris-in-Ossory, joining the line nearer Portlaoise would be better for Dublin connections. However, in addition to the substantial capital cost of this work, substantial parts of the line would still need to be relaid nearer Limerick to eliminate severe speed restrictions. Upgrades to the N7 road also dissuade rail usage. Borris-in-Ossory (Buir os M r Osra in Irish) is a small town in County Laois, Republic of Ireland, located in the midlands of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The N7 road is a National Primary Route in the Republic of Ireland, connecting Dublin to Limerick. ...

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Portlaoise / Portarlington / Ballybrophy Commuters. [Archive] - boards.ie (891 words)
boards.ie > Soc > Commuting and Transport > Commuting and Transport > Portlaoise / Portarlington / Ballybrophy Commuters.
Generally I'd agree with Enterprise that the service isn't bad (except for the ongoing farce that Heuston), but for some reason the trains I was on were late 4 days out of 5 last week.
Ballybrophy is a waste of resources, few trains stop there and even fewer people use the station.
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