Ashtown railway station
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Ashtown Station looking East in 2007
|Location||Ashtown Road, Ashtown, Dublin 15, D15 EH48
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Fare zone||Suburban 1|
|28 July 1847||Station opens as private stop|
|1902||Station opens fully|
|29 September 1979||Station reopens temporarily|
|30 September 1979||Station closes|
|11 January 1982||Station reopens|
The ticket office is open from 06:30 to 16:00 , Monday to Friday. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The station was opened by the Midland Great Western Railway in 1847 for race specials at the now demolished Phoenix Park Racecourse. It opened fully on 1 August 1902. Absorbed into the Great Southern Railways by way of the Railways (Great Southern) Preliminary Amalgamation Scheme of 12 November 1924 (SI no. 31 of that year), the station closed in 1934.
The line through the station was then nationalised, passing on to Córas Iompair Éireann as a result of the Transport Act 1944 which took effect from 1 January 1945. Under this management it re-opened briefly in 1979 for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland in order to facilitate the large numbers who attended the open air mass in the Phoenix Park and re-opened permanently on 11 January 1982. It passed on to Iarnród Éireann in 1987.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.[page needed]
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.[page needed]
- Ashtown Station Eiretrains
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
|Navan Road Parkway|
|Navan Road Parkway|
|Liffey Junction||Midland Great Western Railway