Broombridge railway station

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Broombridge Iarnród Éireann
Droichead Broome
Broombridge railway station shelter.jpg
Location
Place Cabra
Local authority Dublin City Council
Operations
Station code 98
Platforms in use 2
History
2 July 1990 Station opens
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Broombridge is a railway station serving Cabra, Dublin 7, Ireland. It lies on the southern bank of the Royal Canal at the western end of what had been Liffey Junction station on the erstwhile Midland Great Western Railway. It takes its name from Broome Bridge, which crosses the canal, a place best known as where William Rowan Hamilton discovered the mathematical notion of quaternions. A plaque on the adjacent canal bridge commemorates this.

Description[edit]

Both platforms are accessible.[1] It is the last station approaching Dublin served by both branches of the Western Commuter line, before the line splits between trains heading to Connolly Station and those going to Docklands.The station is unstaffed and has been subject to vandalism significant and sustained enough for Iarnród Éireann to be concerned and questions asked about it in the Dáil.[2][3] There is no shelter for passengers or seating facilities in place.[4] In the 2010s, additional security measures were added and some seating and decoration was added in advance of the station's redesign as part of the Luas Cross City project.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 2 July 1990.[5]


Western Commuter
Line to Sligo
Mullingar
Enfield
Kilcock
Maynooth
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
To Hansfield, Dunboyne, and M3 Parkway
Clonsilla
Coolmine
Castleknock
Navan Road Parkway
Ashtown
Broombridge
To Liffey Junction and Broadstone (disused)
Phoenix Park Tunnel (To Dublin Heuston)
Drumcondra
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
(To Dublin Heuston and Tallaght)
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Luas Connection[edit]

Luas Cross City Green Line extension
BroombridgeIarnród Éireann
Cabra
Phibsborough
Grangegorman
Broadstone - D.I.T.
Dominick Street
Parnell Street
O'Connell Street Upper
O'Connell Street - GPO
Marlborough Street
Red Line
Westmoreland Street
Trinity
Dawson Street
St Stephen's Green
Green Line to Bride's Glen

The Luas Broombridge interchange station will be a terminus of the Luas Green Line, once the Cross City entension is complete.

On 10 November 2011, the government announced in its 2012–16 Infrastructure and Capital Investment plan that the project to link the Red and Green lines, known as BXD, was to proceed. No other new lines or extensions are being funded.[6][7] Construction work for the bridge across the River Liffey (connecting Marlborough St and Hawkins St) began in April 2012, which the southbound Luas BXD track will be laid on.[8] A Railway Order was granted by ABP for the Luas BXD line on 3 August 2012.

Work on building the line commenced in June 2013 as the LUAS Cross City Project with services beginning in 2017.[9]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Drumcondra   Commuter
Western Commuter
(City Branch)
  Ashtown
Docklands   Commuter
Western Commuter
(Docklands Branch)
 
  Future  
Drumcondra   DART
Line 1
  Ashtown
Luas Luas
  From 2017  
Cabra   Green Line   Terminus

References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°22′22″N 6°17′58″W / 53.3727°N 6.2995°W / 53.3727; -6.2995