Ferns, Co.Wexford, is located on the main Dublin to Rosslare line. The station opened with the Dublin Wicklow & Wexford Railway's extension to Enniscorthy in 1863. The station, which boasted large goods facilities, closed in March 1977. The station however remained pretty much intact up to the 1980s, retaining its up & down platforms and station buildings. In the mid 1990s however, these buildings had become derelict, and the down platform was completely demolished to allow the track to be re-aligned. Today, the main building remains overgrown, but some of the former goods sheds have become part of the adjacent industrial estate.
This is the derelict Ferns Station, looking south towards Rosslare, showing the remaining platform and overgrown station building. The derelict two storey station building at Ferns, built by the Dublin Wicklow & Wexford Railway in 1864. It has been unoccupied since at least the 1980s. A view looking along the overgrown up platform at Ferns Station. The down platform with its waiting room was once sited to the right of the line. Part of the former footbridge support can be seen. A view looking south towards Rosslare from the end of the up platform at Ferns. In the foreground is the end wall forming part of the platform ramp, beyond which was the former goods yard.
The overgrown pedestrian gate entrance leading onto the up platform at Ferns. Although the station closed in March 1977, it remained open for infrequent specials. This is the roofless DWWR goods shed, located at the south end of Ferns Station. The yard at Ferns also once served a large grain store and tar depot. The former goods crane located in the derelict yard at Ferns remains in situ, covered in shrubs. The track within the yard and loop at the station was lifted after closure in 1977. folderimage