Broombridge railway station
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|2 July 1990||Station opens|
|2017||Luas services expected to commence|
Broombridge is a railway station serving Cabra, Dublin 7, Ireland. It lies on the southern bank of the Royal Canal at the western end of what had been Liffey Junction station on the erstwhile Midland Great Western Railway. It takes its name from Broome Bridge, which crosses the canal, a place best known as where William Rowan Hamilton discovered the mathematical notion of quaternions. A plaque on the adjacent canal bridge commemorates this.
The station was opened on 2 July 1990, with two "accessible" platforms. It is the last station approaching Dublin served by both branches of the Western Commuter line, before the line splits between trains heading to Connolly Station and those going to Docklands.The station is unmanned and has been subject to vandalism significant and sustained enough for Iarnród Éireann to be concerned and questions asked about it in the Dáil. The lack of shelter for passengers or seating facilities was similarly questioned, and in 2012, additional security measures added and some seating and decoration added in advance of the station's redesign as part of the Luas Cross City project. The station is expected to be fully rebuilt in 2016.
|Luas Cross City Green Line extension|
The Luas Broombridge interchange station will be a terminus of the Luas Green Line, once the planned Cross City extension is complete. In November 2011, the government announced in its 2012–2016 Infrastructure and Capital Investment plan that the project to link the Red and Green lines, was to proceed. Construction work for a key part of the line infrastructure, the Rosie Hackett Bridge across the River Liffey, began in April 2012, and a Railway Order was granted for the new line on 3 August 2012. Work on building the line commenced in June 2013, with services planned to start in 2017.
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|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|