Crusheen, Co.Galway, is located on the 1860s Waterford Limerick & Western's built Limerick to Athenry line. Crusheen Station had up & down platforms, single storey stone built station building, small goods shed and GSWR style signal cabin, once located at the north end of the up platform. The station closed to passengers when Limerick to Claremorris passenger trains ceased in 1976, but remained open for excursion traffic until the mid 1980s, although the line remained in use for regular freight trains until the late 1990s. Passenger services between Limerick and Galway via Athenry were restored in March 2010, with the station at Crusheen due to reopen in 2011.
Crusheen Station, looking north towards Athenry from a similar angle. The station building has been expanded into a two storey house but retains much of its original character. At this time the track south of Gort through Crusheen had yet to be relaid with continuous welded rails and concrete sleepers, as seen here. The signal cabin, once sited here, has been demolished, it's bricks just visible by the ivy covered goods shed. he small stone built goods shed at Crusheen is visible on the left. The derelict signal cabin here remained in situ until the 1990s.
A view looking north towards Athenry at Crusheen Station. The track has since been relaid and upgraded. Radio channel sign for Limerick signalling at Crusheen Station. The rail overbridge which crosses the N18 road at the south end of Crusheen Station, looking south to Limerick. The exterior of the much extended stone station building at Crusheen. The station closed in June 1963.