Docklands railway station

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Docklands Iarnród Éireann
Ceantar Dugaí
Docklands station, Dublin - 2007-03-23.jpg
The station building as seen from Sheriff St, 23 March 2007.
Location
Place Dublin Docklands
Local authority Dublin City Council
Operations
Station code 84
Platforms in use 2
History
12 March 2007 Station opens
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Docklands Station (Stáisiún Ceantar Dugaí) is a railway station serving the Dublin Docklands area in Ireland. It is owned by Córas Iompair Éireann and planned as part of the Government Transport 21 initiative.

The two-platform station is one of three termini for the Western Commuter service run by Iarnród Éireann. The others being Dublin Connolly and Dublin Pearse.

Services[edit]

Services run to M3 Parkway railway station peak times Monday to Friday only. The station is closed Saturday and Sunday. Passengers need to change at Clonsilla to connection to Maynooth service.

Transport Links[edit]

Luas : The Luas Red Line does not directly connect with Docklands Station. Instead, commuters have to walk approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) via an indirect route to Spencer Dock Luas stop or to Mayor Square Luas stop. The Luas line gives a direct connection to Busaras Bus station and Dublin Heuston railway station.

When the DART Interconnector is built, there will be a connection via the proposed Spencer Dock station, which is planned to be adjacent to the Luas stop of the same name.

Dublin Bus : The station is linked to the city centre by route 151 .[1]

History[edit]

The station was officially opened for commuter services by then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a temporary location on Sheriff Street in the North Wall area of Dublin's Northside on 12 March 2007,[2] construction groundbreaking having taken place on 9 March 2006[3] with Transport Minister Martin Cullen. It is the first new heavy rail station in Dublin city centre since Tara Street opened in 1891. It was required because the nearby Connolly Station had reached capacity and could not support additional commuter services to County Meath.

Future[edit]

The station was to move to a permanent location in the Spencer Dock site as part of the Interconnector tunnel plan under the government's Transport 21 initiative. Planning conditions attached to the temporary site stated that it must be removed by May 2016.[4] However, in March 2008, it was reported that the transport minister, Noel Dempsey, would allow CIÉ to seek new planning permission to keep the station on a permanent basis as a terminus for services from Maynooth and Navan following his decision to allow the Railway Procurement Agency to utilise Broadstone station for extensions to the Luas.[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

See also[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Terminus   Commuter
Western Commuter
(Docklands Branch)
  Broombridge
  Proposed  
Clontarf Road   DART
Line 2
  Dublin Pearse

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Coordinates: 53°21′02″N 6°14′22″W / 53.350628°N 6.239355°W / 53.350628; -6.239355