Float Station, is the first station north of Inny Jct on the former Midland Great Western Railway's line to Cavan which diverged from their Sligo line north of Mullingar. The station, which opened in July 1876, takes its unusual name from a crossing point on the Inny River located to the west on the R395 road to Castlepollard. The station building, complete with single platform and small goods shed remains. There are also some adjacent MGWR railway cottages. The signal cabin once stood adjacent to the level crossing to which it controlled, but was demolished after complete closure of the line in January 1961.
This is the usually named station of Float on the Midland Great Western's line to Cavan. The two storey station building with its single platform remains. A close up of the station building at Float, dating from July 1856. The structure is almost built entirely of rough stone. A view of the station forecourt, showing the pedestrian entrance onto the single platform. The station is now a private residence. The site of the level crossing at Float, located at the south end of the station. This view is looking north to Cavan and on the left can be seen the crossing keepers house, where the signal cabin was also once sited. The road is the R396 running between Castlepollard and Edgeworthstown.
This is the small stone built goods shed located at the north end of Float Station. Float remained open for goods until January 1960 when the line closed.