Leixlip Louisa Bridge railway station

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Leixlip Louisa Bridge Iarnród Éireann
Léim an Bhradáin Droichead Louisa
Leixlip (Louisa Bridge) Railway Station - geograph.ie - 1007942.jpg
Station statistics
Address Leixlip
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°22′12″N 6°30′25″W / 53.3699°N 6.5069°W / 53.3699; -6.5069Coordinates: 53°22′12″N 6°30′25″W / 53.3699°N 6.5069°W / 53.3699; -6.5069
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code 92
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operator Iarnród Éireann
Local authority Leixlip Town Council
History
1 September 1848 Station opens as Louisa Bridge and Leixlip
1851 Station renamed Leixlip
2 July 1990 Station renamed Leixlip Louisa Bridge
2000 Station upgraded
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Leixlip Louisa Bridge is a railway station which serves Leixlip, County Kildare, Ireland. It is one of two stations in Leixlip, the other being Leixlip Confey. Both stations lie on the Dublin to Maynooth commuter route[1] It is one of the few stations in the Iarnród Éireann network in which the station building is located directly over the platforms, on a bridge (Dun Laoghaire railway station also follows this design).


Western Commuter
Line to Sligo
Mullingar
Enfield
Kilcock
Maynooth
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
To Hansfield, Dunboyne, and M3 Parkway
Clonsilla
Coolmine
Castleknock
Navan Road Parkway
Ashtown
Broombridge
To Liffey Junction and Broadstone (disused)
Phoenix Park Tunnel (To Dublin Heuston)
Drumcondra
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
(To Dublin Heuston and Tallaght)
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

History[edit]

Maynooth commuter train

Originally named Louisa Bridge & Leixlip when it opened on 1 September 1848 the station was known simply as Leixlip from 1851,[2] until the opening of Leixlip Confey railway station in 1990.

The station was upgraded to two platforms as part of the Western Commuter upgrade project in the early 2000s. At the same time it was reconstructed to be disability friendly. The previous station building is now a dwelling house. The 1980s concrete block station building remains, albeit out of use, the only remaining station building of this style from the 1980s re-opening of the Western Commuter line.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Leixlip Confey   Commuter
Western Commuter
  Maynooth
  Future  
Leixlip Confey   DART
Line 1
  Maynooth
Disused railways
Lucan North   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway/Sligo
  Maynooth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irish Rail Printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Leixlip Louisa Bridge station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-05.