Dundalk railway station
Dundalk Clarke Railway Station
|Location||Dundalk, Carrick Road
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|1849||Station opened as Dundalk Junction|
|1894||Renamed as Dundalk Station|
|1966||Renamed as Dundalk Clarke Station|
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.
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. 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.
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.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
(One daily train)
|Dunleer||Córas Iompair Éireann
|Castlebellingham||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
|Terminus||Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway
Dundalk to Enniskillen 1851-1925
|Terminus||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dundalk to Enniskillen 1925-1957