Drogheda railway station

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Drogheda MacBride
Droichead Átha Mac Giolla Bhríde
Iarnród Éireann
Drogheda railway station exterior.jpg
Exterior of Drogheda railway station
Location Drogheda
Republic of Ireland
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
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code 120
Key dates
1844 Station opened
Northern Commuter
Belfast–Dublin line
Newry(
one early-am
weekday trip
)
Northern Ireland
Ireland
border
Dundalk
to Navan
(freight only)
Drogheda
Laytown
Gormanston
Balbriggan
Skerries
Rush and Lusk
Donabate
Malahide
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
DART Howth Branch
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
KilbarrackDublin Area Rapid Transit
RahenyDublin Area Rapid Transit
HarmonstownDublin Area Rapid Transit
KillesterDublin Area Rapid Transit
Clontarf RoadDublin Area Rapid Transit
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
Dublin-Rosslare line
to Bray and Rosslare Europort

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

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.

Main article: Navan railway station

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 Irish Cement at Drogheda and Tara Mine 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 (Line Open)
  Dunleer

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References[edit]

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