Docklands railway station
The station building as seen from Sheriff St, 23 March 2007.
|Local authority||Dublin City Council|
|Platforms in use||2|
|12 March 2007||Station opens|
|Iarnród Éireann - Ireland railway stations|
|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|
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.
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.
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, construction groundbreaking having taken place on 9 March 2006 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.
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. 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.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
- RTÉ News: New railway station opens in Dublin city
- IOL (March 9, 2006). Cullen turns sod on new Dublin city railway station. Retrieved March 9, 2006.
- Dempsey derails ambitious CIÉ plan and opts for new Luas line Irish Times, 06/02/08
- Irish Rail Docklands Station website
- Dublin Docklands Transport Map
- Transport21 - Project Page
- Comment on suitability of Docklands Station
- Eiretrains - Docklands Station