Skerries named Ireland's best station
Tuesday, 20th March, 2007
The prize for best railway station in Ireland has been awarded to Skerries, Co Dublin.
The winners of the Best Railway Station Awards were announced in Croke Park today.
The awards, in their 15th year, judge Ireland's 135 railway stations in terms of facilities, cleanliness, innovation and customer service.
It is the second time Skerries has won the overall Best Station Award, having won the top prize in 2000.
It also retained its Best Suburban Station title, which it has now won for 11 years in a row.
The northeast did particularly well in the awards, with Drogheda and Dundalk, Co Louth, coming first and second respectively in the Major Stations category.
Skerries and Donabate topping the list of Best Suburban Halts and Balbriggan being named the best improved.
Arklow in Co Wexford beat Westport, Co Mayo, into second place to take the Best Intercity Station section. Castlebar, Carrick-on-Shannon and Roscommon topped the list of Best Intercity Stops.
Greystones was named the Best Dart Station, followed by Bray and Malahide. Sandymount was singled out for being the best improved stop on the line.
Wicklow station won the Innovation Award, while Arklow's staff were deemed to have made the best effort over the past year.
Mallow was awarded top prize in two categories - the Mary Linehan Floral Display category and the Heritage Awards. Rosslare Station place second in the heritage category.
Another award for the station