Dún Laoghaire railway station

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Dún Laoghaire Mallin
Stáisiún Dhún Laoghaire/Í Mhealláin
Iarnród Éireann
Dun Laoghaire railway station in 2008.jpg
DART 8100 Class at Dún Laoghaire station in 2008
Location Crofton Road, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, A96 N7C6
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°17′42″N 6°08′04″W / 53.2949°N 6.1345°W / 53.2949; -6.1345Coordinates: 53°17′42″N 6°08′04″W / 53.2949°N 6.1345°W / 53.2949; -6.1345
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 3
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code DLERY
Fare zone Suburban 2
Key dates
1834 Station opens as Kingstown Harbour
1861 Station renamed Kingstown
1921 Station renamed Dún Laoghaire
1966 Station renamed Dún Laoghaire-Mallin
1971 Original station building closed
1997 Current station building opens
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
Clontarf Road
Fairview Depot
Docklands (Luas Spencer Dock)
Dublin Connolly
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
Grand Canal Dock
Lansdowne Road
Sydney Parade
Salthill and Monkstown
Dún Laoghaire
Sandycove and Glasthule
Bray Daly

Dún Laoghaire Mallin railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Dhún Laoghaire/Í Mhealláin) is a station in Dún Laoghaire, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland.

The station has been named Dún Laoghaire-Mallin since 1966, after Michael Mallin, although it is usually referred to simply as Dún Laoghaire. It has two through platforms and one terminal platform and is served by DART services, the South Eastern Commuter line, and InterCity services to Rosslare Europort via Wexford.

Unusually, the station building is on a bridge above the platforms, in a setup similar to Leixlip Louisa Bridge railway station. The station has a ticket office, automatic ticket machines and a small coffee shop. The ticket office is open between 05:45-00:06 AM, Monday to Sunday.

The station is next to Dún Laoghaire Ferryport, for Stena Line services to Holyhead. This service ceased its operations in September 2014.


The station was the southern terminus of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway and opened in 1834.[1] It replaced the original Kingstown Harbour station at the West Pier, close to present-day Salthill and Monkstown railway station, when the line was extended closer to the harbour two years after the opening of the line, the delay being a result of local opposition in Kingstown.[2]

The earlier Kingstown railway station

Also called Kingstown Harbour, the new station was renamed Kingstown in 1861, renamed Dún Laoghaire in 1921 and received its present name in 1966.[1]

Although it lay on a double track railway for over ninety years Dún Laoghaire station had only one through platform with a bay platform facing Dublin, both on the seaward side of the station. The station lay on a short section of single line that ran from just north of the station, to just past the junction for the branch to Carlisle Pier, which was controlled by a signal box known as the 'Hole in the Wall Box.' This arrangement created a bottle neck for intensive steam-hauled suburban services to/from Bray. It was not until 1957 that CIÉ remedied the situation by providing a second through platform. Further improvements were carried out in connection with the introduction of DART electric trains in 1984.

Mileages to Holyhead.

The original station building was replaced in 1854[3] by a new structure in a neo-classical style, designed by John Skipton Mulvany.[2] This was the station building until 1971, when the current arrangement was introduced. Mulvany's building is now Hartley's restaurant.

A replacement station entrance, with combined ticket office and automated barriers, was built above the railway lines at street level in 1998. It was constructed with a steel framework supporting a taut sail-like canopy and with glazed panels as side features.

Stena Line fast ferry departure to Holyhead.

See also[edit]

A Great Northern Railway (I) locomotive GNRI Class U crossing over the Level crossing from the Pier station.


  1. ^ a b Stephen Johnson (1997). Johnson's Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland. Midland Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85780-044-3. 
  2. ^ a b Peter Pearson (1981). Dun Laoghaire Kingstown. O'Brien Press. ISBN 0-905140-83-4. 
  3. ^ "Former Railway Station". Archiseek. Archived from the original on 23 March 2005. Retrieved 31 October 2007. 

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Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Dublin Pearse   InterCity
  Bray Daly
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South Eastern Commuter
  Bray Daly
Blackrock   Commuter
Northern Commuter
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  Bray Daly
Western Commuter
(City Branch)

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