Maynooth railway station

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Maynooth
Maigh Nuad
Iarnród Éireann
Жп гара Мейнут 1638616247 98bd41cfff o.jpg
Maynooth Station building seen from The Royal Canal
Location Maynooth
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°22′43″N 6°35′19″W / 53.37852°N 6.58854°W / 53.37852; -6.58854Coordinates: 53°22′43″N 6°35′19″W / 53.37852°N 6.58854°W / 53.37852; -6.58854
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code 91
Key dates
1 June 1848 Station opened
1947 Station closed for passenger services
1963 Station closed fully
1981 Station reopens
2000 Station upgraded
2012 Station refurbished
Western Commuter
Dublin–Sligo Line
Mullingar
Enfield
Kilcock
Maynooth
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
M3 Parkway
Dunboyne
Hansfield
Docklands branch
Clonsilla
Coolmine
Castleknock
Navan Road Parkway
Ashtown
Broombridge
to Liffey Junction & Dublin Broadstone
closed 1937
The Royal Canal
Phoenix Park Tunnel
to Dublin Heuston
Drumcondra
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Maynooth railway station serves the town of Maynooth in north County Kildare, Ireland.

It is a key exchange station on the Dublin to Maynooth commuter services, Dublin to Mullingar/Longford long distance commuter service and Dublin to Sligo InterCity service.[1]

Description[edit]

Maynooth railway station in 1962, one year prior to the closure of the original station

It is situated on the south side of the Royal Canal, opposite Dukes' Harbour. Access to Maynooth is by either the footbridge to the west, which leads to the Main Street of Maynooth; west along the canal walk to residential areas of the town, or via the road bridges to the east, which lead north to the older part of Maynooth, or south to the newer areas.

The station has two staffed ticket desks and four automated ticket machines, one inside and three outside the station building. The ticket office is open from 06:00 AM to 23:15 PM, Monday to Sunday.

The footbridge crossing the tracks and connecting the two platforms was originally situated at Lansdowne Road railway station.[2]

From Maynooth onwards to Sligo, the line is single track, the line being double track from Maynooth to Bray.

Platforms[edit]

The station has two platforms; platform 1 on the North side of the station (where the station building is located) and platform 2 over the footbridge on the South side of the station. Platform 2 is used only a few times a day, when Commuter and InterCity services are in the station at the same time.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Dublin Connolly   InterCity
Dublin-Sligo
  Kilcock
Leixlip Louisa
Bridge
  Commuter
Western Commuter
  Kilcock
or
Terminus
  Future  
Leixlip Louisa
Bridge
  DART
Line 1
  Terminus
Disused railways
Leixlip Louisa Bridge   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway/Sligo
  Kilcock

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Maynooth Line History". Industrial Heritage Survey Ireland. 2001.