|Location||Armagh, County Armagh|
|Original company||Ulster Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)|
|1 March 1848||Station opened|
|1865||Newry and Armagh Railway completed|
|12 June 1889||Armagh rail disaster|
|1910||Castleblayney, Keady and Armagh Railway completed|
|1932||passenger service withdrawn from Armagh – Keady section of CKA|
|1933||Armagh – Markethill section of N&A closed|
|1 October 1957||Station closed|
Armagh railway station was a railway station that served Armagh in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
The Ulster Railway opened Armagh station in 1848, linking the city with Belfast. The Ulster Railway was extended from Armagh to Monaghan in 1858 and Clones in 1863.
The Newry and Armagh Railway (N&A) opened in 1864, and had its own temporary terminus just outside Armagh until it started using the Ulster Railway station in 1865.
The Castleblayney, Keady and Armagh Railway (CK&A) was completed in 1910. In 1876 the Ulster Railway became part of the new Great Northern Railway (GNR), which took over the N&A in 1879 and the CKA in 1911.
Main article: Armagh rail disaster
The Armagh rail disaster, which killed 80 people and injured 260, occurred on 12 June 1889 on the N&A line near Armagh. An excursion train had to climb a steep gradient, but the locomotive stalled. The crew decided to divide the train but when they did the rear portion had inadequate brake power and ran back down the gradient, colliding with a following train. Most of the eighty people killed were women. It was previously thought that more children were killed, but most children were saved by jumping out of windows.
The partition of Ireland in 1922 hastened the railways' decline, and the GNR closed the Keady – Castleblayney section of the CKA in 1923. The GNR withdrew passenger trains from the Armagh – Keady section of the CKA in 1932 and closed the Armagh – Markethill section of the N&A in 1933. The Government of Northern Ireland made the GNR Board close the remaining lines serving Armagh on Monday 1 October 1957: the goods branch from Armagh to Keady and the main line through Armagh from Portadown as far as the border at Glaslough on the way to Monaghan.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Portadown to Clones 1848-1876
|Richhill||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Portadown to Clones 1876-1936
|Retreat Halt||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Portadown to Clones 1936-1957
|Terminus||Castleblayney, Keady and Armagh Railway
Armagh to Castleblayney
|Irish Street Halt|
|Great Northern Railway
Newry and Armagh Railway