Dundalk railway station

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Dundalk Clarke
Dún Dealgan Ui Cleirigh
Iarnród Éireann
Dundalk sign.jpg
Dundalk Clarke Railway Station
Location Dundalk, Carrick Road
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 54°00′07″N 6°24′47″W / 54.002°N 6.413°W / 54.002; -6.413Coordinates: 54°00′07″N 6°24′47″W / 54.002°N 6.413°W / 54.002; -6.413
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 3
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code 123
Key dates
1849 Station opened as Dundalk Junction
1894 Renamed as Dundalk Station
1966 Renamed as Dundalk Clarke Station
Northern Commuter
To Belfast
Newry (One early morning service per week day only)
Border
Dundalk
Drogheda-Navan (Freight Only)
Drogheda
Laytown
Gormanston
Balbriggan
Skerries
Rush & Lusk
Donabate
Malahide(for DART)
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
DART Howth Branch
Howth Junction & Donaghmede
KilbarrackDART
RahenyDART
HarmonstownDART
KillesterDART
Clontarf RoadDART
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line (To Dublin Heuston)
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
(To Bray and Rosslare)

Dundalk Clarke railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Dún Dealgan Ui Cleirigh) serves Dundalk in County Louth, Ireland.

It consists of an island platform, with a bay facing south. It is served by the Dublin-Belfast "Enterprise" express trains as well as local Commuter services to and from Dublin. There is a small museum located in one of the station buildings here, displaying various railway artefacts and photographs.

History[edit]

The station opened on 15 February 1849 as Dundalk Junction (being located at the Junction of the Dublin-Belfast line and the Dundalk and Enniskillen line), becoming Dundalk Station in June 1894.[1] It was given the name Clarke on 10 April 1966 in commemoration of Tom Clarke, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The station was designed c. 1845 by Sir John McNeil. The ticket office and modern waiting area are located at road level, whereas the station proper is beneath this at track level. The two sections are connected by a Victorian covered walkway, and by a 21st-century lift for disabled access. The station is noted for its fine iron, glass, and polychromic brickwork. It has been said to be the finest station on the Dublin-Belfast line.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundalk station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  2. ^ Irish Railway Record Society
  3. ^ Clarke Station Description at Archiseek

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Drogheda
MacBride
  Enterprise
Dublin-Belfast
  Newry
  Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Terminus
or
Newry
(One daily train)
Disused railways
Dunleer   Córas Iompair Éireann
Dublin-Dundalk
  Terminus
Castlebellingham   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dublin-Dundalk
  Terminus
Terminus   Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway
Dundalk to Enniskillen 1851-1925
  Inniskeen
Terminus   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dundalk to Enniskillen 1925-1957
  Kellybridge Halt