Grand Canal Dock railway station

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Grand Canal Dock Iarnród Éireann
Dug na Canálach Móire
Grand-canal-dock-sign.jpg
Location
Place Grand Canal Dock
Local authority Dublin City Council
Operations
Station code 110
Platforms in use 3
History
23 January 2001 Station opens
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Now Withdrawn DART Unit 8203 is Seen idling At Grand Canal Dock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 does not have overhead electric cables and has a permanent sign reading "Do not board any trains at platform 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[1] will see a great increase in the number of Northern and Maynooth line suburban trains stopping at Grand Canal Dock rather than presently only going as far as Connolly or Pearse Stations. This is made possible by the completion of signalling and other works to make all three platforms at Grand Canal Dock available for use and the ability of the signalling system in the city centre to operate 20 trains per hour in both directions between Howth Junction and Grand Canal Dock.

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Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Dublin Pearse   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Lansdowne Road

Coordinates: 53°20′23″N 6°14′16″W / 53.33961°N 6.23771°W / 53.33961; -6.23771