Clonsilla railway station
A push-pull train of former CIÉ 2600 Class railcars at Clonsilla in 1982
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Local authority||Fingal County Council|
|1 September 1848||Station opened|
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.
The station opened on 1 September 1848 and was closed for goods traffic on 17 June 1963. The footbridge at Clonsilla was originally located at the former railway station in Listowel, County Kerry. 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.
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.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
(M3 Parkway Branch)
(Peak Time Only)
(M3 Parkway Branch)
|Ashtown||Midland Great Western Railway