Drogheda railway station
Droichead Átha Mac Giolla Bhríde
Exterior of Drogheda railway station
|Local authority||Louth County Council|
|Platforms in use||2|
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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.
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 Irish Cement at Drogheda and Tara Mine near Navan.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
|Terminus||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
|Laytown||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
The Boyne Viaduct carries rail traffic across the River Boyne
View heading north across the Boyne Viaduct
- "Drogheda station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-05.