Crossdoney, Co.Cavan, is located on the former Midland Great Western Railway's line from Inny Jct, on the Sligo line, to Cavan. The Cavan line was opened in July 1856, but lost its passenger service in 1947, but remained in use for goods traffic until around 1960. Crossdoney was also the junction for the short branch line to Killashandra, which diverged just south of station; it closed completely in 1959. Crossdoney Station remains semi derelict but largely intact. The station building, complete with canopy, platforms and typical MGWR waiting room remains. At the north end is the goods shed and loading bank. The main road just south of the station, has been re-routed around the back of the original stone road overbridge, which resulted in the demolition of the signal cabin. Beside the station there are a few MGWR style railway cottages also.
Crossdoney Station, seen at the end of the up platform looking towards Inny Jct. The MGWR waiting room is on the left and the main station building on the right. The overgrown road overbridge can just be seen in the background. Crossdoney Station, looking north towards Cavan from thw road overbridge. The station buildings, goods shed and up & down platforms remain, though overgrown. The unsual stone built station building at Crossdonet, showing the porch canopy on the railway side of the structure. The edge of the overgrown down platform can just be seen. The station building at Crossdoney, dating from 1856, is unsually located at a higher elevation to the railway, and steps therefore lead down to platform level.
This is the typical Midland Great Western waiting room on the up platform at Crossdoney. A preserved version of this structure can be seen at Carrick-on-Suir Station. This is the goods shed at the Cavan end of Crossdoney Station, seen on previous images. The goods platform can be seen on the left. Beside the waiting room is the only remaining part of the MGWR footbridge at Crossdoney. This the typical post found at the bottom of what were the steps, you can see how the rest of the bridge has been cut away from it. This is the entrance to Crossdoney from the station forecourt, showing the steps down to platform level.
Adjacent to Crossdoney Station are some MGWR railway cottages. Provided possibly for the fact that this was a junction for the Killashandra branch. Just a few yards south of the R154 road overbridge was the junction of the Killashandra branch, the site of which is seen here. The stone built abutments of a former rail overbridge south of Crossdoney on the line to Inny Jct.