To the casual observer, Tralee Station rather resembles that at Killarney with the Main Station buildings lying south of the main line, with a short overall roof covering part of the main platform and the run-round loop. There is also a shorter bay platform serving the south face of the main platform stopping short of the main building. A platform canopy covers part of both platforms 1 and 2 east of the main building and overall roof. Both platforms were considerably extended in 1979, being commissioned on 1 August that year. Until recently there was an active container terminal and freight yard opposite the main station. This survives for permanent way trains and the storage of redundant equipment. The yard opposite the passenger station was built in the late 1970s on the site of the original freight yard and engine shed to replace a larger yard alongside the former Tralee - Fenit and Tralee - Limerick line west of the passenger station. The Tralee - Fenit line survives in an overgrown condition. The rest of the site has been cleared and sold for redevelopment. It is the most westerly railway station in Europe. Next to Tralee Station is the Main Station of Bus Eireann, whose long-distance buses go to many towns and cities all over Ireland.