Shankill railway station

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Shankill Iarnród Éireann
Seanchill
Shankill dart.jpg
Location
Place Shankill
Local authority Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
Operations
Station code 136
Platforms in use 2
History
10 July 1854 Station opens
1983 Station upgraded
2010 Station refurbished
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Shankill railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Sheanchill) serves Shankill, in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland.

History[edit]

The original station, situated some 650 metres south-west of the current station, opened on 10 July 1854 as part of the Harcourt Street Line linking Dublin with Bray. The original station was closed when the line closed in 1958. Sadly, it's original facade was covered up during construction of the Shankill Business Centre during the 1970s. It is not intended to make use of the original Shankill Station during the construction of any future Luas line extensions.

The current Shankill Station was opened on the 10 of June 1977.[1] It was upgraded in 1983 to cater for the new electrified DART trains. The station provides a car park for commuters.[2]

Routes[edit]

It is served by DART suburban rail service, and at peak times by Dublin Connolly diesel commuter trains. It is not served by Inter City services.[3]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Killiney   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Bray Daly
Disused railways
Carrickmines   Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Bray
  Bray

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irish Railways". Railbrit. 
  2. ^ "Irish Rail Shankill Station Services". Irish Rail. 
  3. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=119&n=147 Irish Rail printable Timetables

Coordinates: 53°14′11″N 6°07′01″W / 53.2363°N 6.1170°W / 53.2363; -6.1170