Clonsilla railway station

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Clonsilla Iarnród Éireann
Cluain Saileach
Push-pull train at Clonsilla.jpg
A push-pull train of former CIÉ 2600 Class railcars at Clonsilla in 1982
Station statistics
Address Clonsilla
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°22′59″N 6°25′23″W / 53.383°N 6.423°W / 53.383; -6.423Coordinates: 53°22′59″N 6°25′23″W / 53.383°N 6.423°W / 53.383; -6.423
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 3
Other information
Station code 94
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operator Iarnród Éireann
Local authority Fingal County Council
History
1 September 1848 Station opened
2000 Station upgraded
2012 Station upgraded
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Clonsilla railway station is a railway station that serves Clonsilla, County Dublin, Ireland.

Description[edit]

The station underwent an upgrade in 2000 that saw the platforms lengthened and a new station building being constructed.

In 2012 the station was further upgraded with a new footbridge and escalator, refurbished station building, new platform surfaces and construction of a 3rd platform. The 3rd platform is used for a shuttle train service between Clonsilla and M3 Parkway.

The level crossing here is still a gated crossing, operated from a wheel in the signal cabin.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 September 1848 and was closed for goods traffic on 17 June 1963.[1] The footbridge at Clonsilla was originally located at the former railway station in Listowel, County Kerry.[2] Between here and Leixlip Confey is what is left of the old Lucan North station (also known as Coldblow) which closed on 8 October 1941. All that remains of the station is a small red brick building on the bank between the tracks and the canal. This building was a waiting room. The station was opposite this but has become a private residence and has been extended and renovated.

The station is one of the original four Western Commuter stations which became part of the line on its inception in November 1981, the others being Ashtown (opened January 1982), Leixlip Louisa Bridge and Maynooth.

On 2 September 2010 the original Dunboyne branchline reopened as the M3 Parkway commuter branch line. The turn onto the line is just after Clonsilla station.

Services[edit]

Clonsilla Station lies on the Dublin Connolly to Maynooth and the Dublin Docklands to M3 Parkway railway station (peak times only Monday to Friday) commuter routes.

All non peak time services to Hansfield, Dunboyne, and M3 Parkway are via shuttle train service from Clonsilla platform 3 only. Travel to Dublin city at non peak times for a Hansfield, Dunboyne or M3 Parkway customer means transfer to a Maynooth to Dublin Connolly service.[3]

Trains from Dublin Connolly to Sligo do not stop at Clonsilla.

Dublin Bus 39 and 239 services stop outside the station providing connections with the Blanchardstown area and Lucan [4]


Western Commuter
Line to Sligo
Mullingar
Enfield
Kilcock
Maynooth
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
To Hansfield, Dunboyne, & M3 Parkway
Clonsilla
Coolmine
Castleknock
Navan Road Parkway
Ashtown
Broombridge
To Liffey Junction & Dublin Broadstone (Closed 1937)
The Royal Canal
Phoenix Park Tunnel (To Dublin Heuston)
Drumcondra
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
(To Dublin Heuston and Tallaght)
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clonsilla station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  2. ^ Eiretrains Photo Clonsilla footbridge
  3. ^ Irish Rail Clonsilla Station Website
  4. ^ Dublin Bus

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Coolmine   Commuter
Western Commuter
(Maynooth/Longford)
  Leixlip Confey
  Commuter
Western Commuter
(M3 Parkway Branch)
(Peak Time Only)
  Hansfield
Terminus   Commuter
Western Commuter
(M3 Parkway Branch)
(Off-Peak)
  Hansfield
  Future  
Porterstown   DART
Line 1
  Leixlip Confey
DART
Navan Branch
Hansfield
Disused railways
Ashtown   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway/Sligo
  Lucan North