Navan Road Parkway railway station

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Navan Road Parkway
Ollpháirc Bhóthar na hUaimhe
Iarnród Éireann
Location Ashtown
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°22′39″N 6°20′43″W / 53.3776°N 6.3454°W / 53.3776; -6.3454Coordinates: 53°22′39″N 6°20′43″W / 53.3776°N 6.3454°W / 53.3776; -6.3454
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code 89
Key dates
21 January 2008 Station opens as "Phoenix Park"
25 September 2011 Station renamed "Navan Road Parkway"

Not to be confused with M3 Parkway railway station

Navan Road Parkway (Irish: Ollpháirc Bhóthar na hUaimhe) is a railway station in Fingal, Ireland. It is owned and operated by Iarnród Éireann.[1]

Location[edit]

The station is on the Dublin - Sligo railway line (see Rail transport in Ireland), located between Ashtown railway station and Castleknock railway station.

The station is adjacent to the Navan Road (the N3 road) between the roundabout at the junction of Castleknock Road and Ashtown Road and the roundabout at the junction of Auburn Avenue and New Dunsink Lane. Access to the station is via a grade-separated junction off the N3.


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

Design and services[edit]

Similar to both Dun Laoghaire railway station and Leixlip Louisa Bridge railway station, the station building is on the bridge that connects the two platforms. From here there are lifts and stairs down to each platform. It is an unmanned station.

The station is served by Western Commuter services. Both main services (westbound to Maynooth and Longford and eastbound to Dublin city centre and Docklands branch services (from Clonsilla to Docklands) call at the station. InterCity services do not call at the station, although one can interchange at either Maynooth or Dublin Connolly railway station.

History[edit]

It opened on 21 January 2008 as 'Phoenix Park' station but was renamed on 25 September 2011 to 'Navan Road Parkway'.

Renaming[edit]

The station was built by the developers of the Phoenix Park Racecourse Apartments (built, as their name implies on the site of the old Phoenix Park Racecourse). Although the station itself is neither on the grounds of the former racecourse nor the Phoenix Park proper.

The confusion over the name led to Iarnród Éireann erecting posters in Dublin Connolly railway station stating "For the Phoenix Park, use Ashtown Station".

With the start of the new railway time timetable on 25 September 2011, the station was renamed Navan Road Parkway.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Ashtown   Commuter
Western Commuter
  Castleknock
  Future  
Ashtown   DART
Line 1
  Castleknock

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fingal County Council LANDS AT PHOENIX PARK RAILWAY STATION, MOTION NO. D 13.6, 27 October 2010.

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