Drogheda railway station

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Drogheda MacBride Iarnród Éireann
Droichead Átha Mac Giolla Bhríde
Drogheda railway station exterior.jpg
Exterior of Drogheda railway station
Location
Place Drogheda
Local authority Louth County Council
Coordinates 53°42′43″N 6°19′59″W / 53.7119°N 6.333°W / 53.7119; -6.333Coordinates: 53°42′43″N 6°19′59″W / 53.7119°N 6.333°W / 53.7119; -6.333
Operations
Station code 120
Platforms in use 2
History
1844 Station opened
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)

Drogheda MacBride railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Droichead Átha Mac Giolla Bhríde) serves Drogheda in County Louth, Ireland.

Description[edit]

The present station is located on a sharp curve on the south approach to the Boyne Viaduct. Formerly there were three lines through the station between the 'up' and 'down' platforms, but when the station was refurbished in 1997, up platform line was removed and the platform widened.[1]

It was given the name MacBride on 10 April 1966 in commemoration of John MacBride, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.

There is a railcar servicing depot for commuter trains here.

History[edit]

The original Drogheda station opened on 25 May 1844 about a quarter mile southeast. The passenger station was resited when the first temporary Boyne Viaduct opened in 11 May 1853. The former GNR(I) branch to Oldcastle (opened to Navan in 1850; throughout 1863) diverges from the Dublin-Belfast mainline immediately south of the station. This serves Drogheda Cement Works and Tara Mines near Navan.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Dublin Connolly   Enterprise
Dublin-Belfast
  Dundalk Clarke
Laytown   Commuter
Northern Commuter
 
Disused railways
Terminus   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Drogheda-Oldcastle
  Duleek
Laytown   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dublin-Dundalk
  Dunleer

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drogheda station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-05.