Clonsilla railway station

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Cluain Saileach
Iarnród Éireann
Push-pull train at Clonsilla.jpg
A push-pull train of former CIÉ 2600 Class railcars at Clonsilla in 1982
Location Clonsilla Road, Dublin 15, D15 YA36
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°22′59″N 6°25′23″W / 53.383°N 6.423°W / 53.383; -6.423Coordinates: 53°22′59″N 6°25′23″W / 53.383°N 6.423°W / 53.383; -6.423
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 3
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code CLSLA
Fare zone Suburban 2
Key dates
1 September 1848 Station opened
17 June 1963 Station closes for freight services
2000 Station refurbished
2012 Station upgraded

Clonsilla railway station is a railway station that serves Clonsilla, County Dublin, Ireland.


The station underwent an upgrade in 2000 that saw the platforms lengthened and a new station building being constructed.

The ticket office is open from 06:00 AM to 14:00 PM, Monday to Friday. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

In 2012 the station was further upgraded with a new footbridge and escalator, refurbished station building, new platform surfaces and construction of platform 3. Platform 3 is used for a shuttle train service between Clonsilla and M3 Parkway.

The level crossing here is still a gated crossing, operated from a wheel in the signal cabin.


The station opened on 1 September 1848 and was closed for goods traffic on 17 June 1963.[1] The footbridge at Clonsilla was originally located at the former railway station in Listowel, County Kerry.[2] Between here and Leixlip Confey is what is left of the old Lucan North station (also known as Coldblow) which closed on 8 October 1941. All that remains of the station is a small red brick building on the bank between the tracks and the canal. This building was a waiting room. The station was opposite this but has become a private residence and has been extended and renovated.

The station is one of the original four Western Commuter stations which became part of the line on its inception in November 1981, the others being Ashtown (opened January 1982), Leixlip Louisa Bridge and Maynooth.

On 2 September 2010 the original Dunboyne branch line reopened as the M3 Parkway commuter branch line. The junction is just to the west of Clonsilla station.


Clonsilla station lies on the Dublin Connolly to Maynooth and the Dublin Docklands to M3 Parkway (peak times only Monday to Friday) commuter routes.

All non peak time services to Hansfield, Dunboyne, and M3 Parkway are via shuttle train service from Clonsilla at platform 3 only. Travel to Dublin City at non peak times for a Hansfield, Dunboyne or M3 Parkway customer means transfer to a Maynooth to Dublin Connolly service.[3]

InterCity trains from Dublin Connolly to Sligo do not stop at Clonsilla.

Dublin Bus 39 and 239 services stop outside the station providing connections with the Blanchardstown area and Lucan [4]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Clonsilla station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  2. ^ Eiretrains Photo Clonsilla footbridge
  3. ^ Irish Rail Clonsilla Station Website
  4. ^ Dublin Bus

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Coolmine   Commuter
Western Commuter
  Leixlip Confey
(Peak times only)
(Off peak)
Western Commuter
(M3 Parkway Branch)
Porterstown   DART
Line 1
  Leixlip Confey
Navan Branch
Disused railways
Ashtown   Midland Great Western Railway
  Lucan North