Upton Station, Co.Cork, served a small village on the former Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway's line from Cork to Bantry. The station at Upton was originally opened with the Cork & Bandon Railway in August 1849. Later known as 'Upton & Innishannon' , it had just one platform, with a Victorian era single storey brick built station building located on the up side of the line. On the down side was the former goods shed and yard. The signal cabin was located at the south end of the station beyond the single platform. The station, along with the remainder of the west Cork railways were closed by CIE in March 1961. Today, the main building at Upton and its single platform have been restored in recent years. The goods also remains in situ.
The former Upton Station, looking east towards Cork, showing the single platform and brick built station building. The neat looking Cork Bandon & South Coast Railway building at Upton, which was a later additon to the station which had originally opened in August 1851. A view looking west towards Cork from the single platform at Upton. The building is now used as an office. The original canopy awning at Upton Station. The building was fully restored in the early 2000s after many years of dereliction. The station closed by CIE with the West Cork lines in March 1961.
The former stone built goods shed survives at the east end of Upton Station, now used as a builders yard. Opposite Upton Station is the former village post office, once conveniently sited next to the railway line. An old P&T letter box is still mounted in the window at the side of the former post office opposite Upton Station. The office would have handled much mail traffic from the adjacent railway until closure in 1961.