Broombridge railway station

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Droichead Broome
Iarnród Éireann
Broombridge railway station shelter.jpg
Location Cabra
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°22′22″N 6°17′58″W / 53.3727°N 6.2995°W / 53.3727; -6.2995Coordinates: 53°22′22″N 6°17′58″W / 53.3727°N 6.2995°W / 53.3727; -6.2995
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code 98
Key dates
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,[1] with two "accessible" platforms.[2] 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.[3][4] The lack of shelter for passengers or seating facilities was similarly questioned,[5] 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.

Western Commuter
Dublin–Sligo Line
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
M3 Parkway
Docklands branch
Navan Road Parkway
to Liffey Junction & Dublin Broadstone
closed 1937
The Royal Canal
Phoenix Park Tunnel
to Dublin Heuston
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Luas Connection[edit]

Luas Cross City Green Line extension
BroombridgeIarnród Éireann
Broadstone - D.I.T.
Dominick Street
Parnell Street
O'Connell Street Upper
O'Connell Street - GPO
Marlborough Street
Red Line
Westmoreland Street
Dawson Street
St Stephen's Green
Green Line to Bride's Glen

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.[6][7] Construction work for a key part of the line infrastructure, the Rosie Hackett Bridge across the River Liffey, began in April 2012,[8] 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.[9]

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Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Drumcondra   Commuter
Western Commuter
(City Branch)
Docklands   Commuter
Western Commuter
(Docklands Branch)
Drumcondra   DART
Line 1
Luas Luas
  From 2017  
Cabra   Green Line   Terminus