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The line was to Summerhill north the old terminus for the Youghal line, there was also another junction on that line to the present station about 100m further up from the existing bridge. The line was in use up until the 1930's having seen its last regular paseenger trains when Glanmire road opened in 1896.

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The Summerhill terminus had a single platform, and it even had an earlier temporary incarnation in the form of what was probably a temporary wooden structure out at Tivoli. There is a small piece of wall remaining, if you know where to look.

Obviously, it was built by the Cork & Youghal Railway, as StevieB says, not the GSWR who later took it over.

I believe there was an accident in this station at one time, where an incoming train failed to stop.

As mentioned above, while the last passenger train departed just after Glanmire Road was opened, it was used to store spare rolling stock for some years afterwards. A single siding into it remained as late as the 1950s, I believe, and each year CIE ran an inspection car or something down it to preserve the legal right-of-way.

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