Sydney Parade railway station

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This article is about the railway station in Dublin. For the station in Sydney (Australia), see Central Railway Station, Sydney.
Sydney Parade Iarnród Éireann
Paráid Sydney
Location
Place Sandymount
Local authority Dublin City Council
Operations
Station code 126
Platforms in use 2
History
January 1835 Station opens
1960 Station closed
1972 Station reopens
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Sydney Parade Railway Station (Irish: Stáisiún Pharáid Sydney) is located at Sydney Parade Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin 4, Ireland. The alternative spelling Sidney Parade is also in common usage.

It serves the southern end of Dublin 4, St Vincent's Hospital at Elm Park, the RTÉ Radio & Television studios at Montrose, Donnybrook. It has a bus connection with the University College of Dublin campus at Belfield.

There is a level crossing at the northern end of the station.

Sydney Parade Plaque
Plaque in shelter on southbound platform of Sydney Parade

History[edit]

The station opened in January 1835[1] as a halt on the Dublin and Kingstown Railway. In 1852, it was upgraded to a full station with the construction of shelters, stone platforms, and a footbridge.

The station was closed in 1960 and reopened in 1972.

Literary references[edit]

A crucial incident in A Painful Case by James Joyce occurs here, in his collection Dubliners.

The station is mentioned in the title of the bestselling book "Should Have Got Off At Sydney Parade" authored under the pen-name Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydney Parade". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Sandymount   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Booterstown
Lansdowne Road   Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
  Blackrock

Coordinates: 53°19′15″N 6°12′41″W / 53.3208°N 6.2115°W / 53.3208; -6.2115