Ashtown railway station

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Ashtown
Baile an Ásaigh
Iarnród Éireann
Ashtown railway station in 2007.jpg
Ashtown Station looking East in 2007
Location Ashtown Road, Ashtown, Dublin 15, D15 EH48
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°22′30″N 6°19′59″W / 53.375°N 6.333°W / 53.375; -6.333Coordinates: 53°22′30″N 6°19′59″W / 53.375°N 6.333°W / 53.375; -6.333
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code ASHTN
Fare zone Suburban 1
Key dates
28 July 1847 Station opens as private stop
1902 Station opens fully
1934 Station closes
29 September 1979 Station reopens temporarily
30 September 1979 Station closes
11 January 1982 Station reopens

Ashtown is a commuter railway station in Fingal, Ireland on the Dublin Connolly to Maynooth and Docklands to M3 Parkway commuter services.

It serves Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland and is near the Ashtown roundabout on the Navan Road (R147)[1]

Navan Road Parkway (formerly Phoenix Park) opened nearby in 2008, but does not replace Ashtown. A major grade separated junction was built on the R147 to provide access to Navan Road Parkway.

The ticket office is open from 06:30 to 16:00 , Monday to Friday. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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[3] 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.

The footbridge came from Midleton on the Youghal line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashtown Station". Irish Rail. 
  2. ^ "Ashtown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Transport Act 1944". Irish Statute Book. Archived from the original on April 26, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Broombridge   Commuter
Western Commuter
(City Branch)
  Navan Road Parkway
Broombridge   Commuter
Western Commuter
(Docklands Branch)
 
  Future  
Broombridge   DART
Line 1
  Navan Road Parkway
Disused railways
Liffey Junction   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway/Sligo
  Clonsilla