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
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 97
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
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

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 (N3)[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 N3 to provide access to Navan Road Parkway.

The ticket office is open from 06:30 AM to 16:00 PM, 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 Coras 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.

The footbridge came from Midleton on the Youghal line.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.irishrail.ie/ashtown Irish Rail Ashtown Station Website
  2. ^ "Ashtown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 

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