Donabate railway station

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Donabate Iarnród Éireann
Domhnach Bat
Location
Place Donabate
Local authority Fingal County Council
Coordinates 53°29′08″N 6°09′04″W / 53.4855°N 6.1512°W / 53.4855; -6.1512Coordinates: 53°29′08″N 6°09′04″W / 53.4855°N 6.1512°W / 53.4855; -6.1512
Operations
Station code 113
Platforms in use 2
History
1844 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
Northern Commuter
To Belfast
Newry (One early morning service per week day only)
Border
Dundalk Clarke
Drogheda-Navan (Freight Only)
Drogheda MacBride
Laytown
Gormanston
Balbriggan
Skerries
Rush & Lusk
Donabate
Malahide(for DART)
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
DART Howth Branch
Howth Junction & Donaghmede
KilbarrackDART
RahenyDART
HarmonstownDART
KillesterDART
Clontarf RoadDART
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line (To Dublin Heuston)
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
(To Bray and Rosslare)
The Platform 2 Waiting Area
The Historical Station House at Donabate. This House has Been There since 1844

Donabate railway station serves Donabate in Fingal. It s the first station from Dublin not served by DART services.

Description[edit]

An Enterprise Train Set passing Donabate. This Train is going at 90Mph

The station has two platforms, one for each of the two lines which run through the station. Built in the mid-19th century, the station has a traditional appearance. The booking office has a small waiting area and toilet facilities. There are two ticket-issuing machines and one part-time manned window for the purchase of tickets. The station is located in the centre of the town.

When the station was opened there was no footbridge built. When CIÉ closed Midleton Station in Cork, the GS&WR iron footbridge was moved to Donabate.This footbridge was subsequently removed in 2011 and replaced by a new bridge with steps and lifts for increased accessibility. In 2013, a new building was built on the platform containing ticket barriers.

Donabate is served by 22000 Class and 29000 Class diesel railcars. However 201 Class locomotives + DeDietrich rolling stock pass through on Enterprise services as do 071 Class locomotives + Tara Mines Wagons with mineral ore trains from Boliden Tara Mines near Navan.

The linespeed in Donabate is 90 mph, the highest on the Dublin - Belfast Mainline and the highset permittable speed of the DeDietrich coaches.

Under Transport 21, there were plans to continue the DART from Malahide railway station, through Donabate railway station and up to Balbriggan railway station, but this was shelved due to the economic downturn in ireland. The station has 2 Lifts And a Footbridge connecting the 2 Platforms.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Malahide   Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Rush & Lusk

External links[edit]


The Signal Cabin at Donabate. Like the Station House, This is also Historical
A Close up of the Historical Train Station house Depicting the Sign "Donabate"