Grand Canal Dock railway station

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Grand Canal Dock
Dug na Canálach Móire
Iarnród Éireann
Grand-canal-dock-sign.jpg
Location Grand Canal Dock
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°20′23″N 6°14′16″W / 53.33961°N 6.23771°W / 53.33961; -6.23771Coordinates: 53°20′23″N 6°14′16″W / 53.33961°N 6.23771°W / 53.33961; -6.23771
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 3
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code 110
Key dates
23 January 2001 Station opens
1 November 2014 Station refurbishment commences
List of railway stations in Ireland
Now withdrawn DART 8200 Class (8203) operating a southbound service at Grand Canal Dock

Grand Canal Dock railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Dug na Canálach Móire) serves the Grand Canal Dock area in Dublin, Ireland.


Description[edit]

Like several stations in central Dublin, it is elevated above street level, with steps leading down to Barrow Street in South Lotts, near Google's European headquarters.

The station has three platforms. Platforms 1 and 2 are accessed by a footbridge and platform 3 has level access. Platform 1 is a terminal platform, does not have overhead electric cables and has a permanent sign reading "Do not board any trains at platform 1". This platform will be fitted with overhead cables during 2015.

As of April 2015, the station is undergoing a major refurbishment, with the installation of new destination displays, rebuilding of platform 1, the provision of a new evacuation bridge and a centre road terminating turn back facility for southbound trains.[1]

History[edit]

This station was opened on 23 January 2001 and the first station clerk on duty was Mick O'Grady and the senior depot man was Nigel McArdle and this was Dublin's newest station until Docklands Station opened in March 2007.

Grand Canal Dock is built on the site of the former locomotive shed at Canal Street and across from the engineering works (closed 1925) of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway (1834).

Future[edit]

The completion of the Irish Rail City Centre resignalling project[2] will see an

  • increase in the number of Northern and Maynooth line suburban trains stopping at Grand Canal Dock
  • possibility of trains from Kildare also serving Grand Canal Dock

This will be made possible by making available all three platforms at Grand Canal Dock and the ability of the signalling system in the city centre to operate 20 trains per hour in both directions instead of 8.

The project began in March 2015 and is currently underway[3]

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References[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Dublin Pearse   Commuter
Northern Commuter
Peak times only
  Lansdowne Road
  Commuter
Western Commuter
(City Branch)

Peak times only
 
Dublin Pearse   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Lansdowne Road
  From 2016  
Dublin Pearse   Commuter
South Western Commuter
  Terminus
  Future  
Dublin Pearse   DART
Line 1
  Lansdowne Road