Drogheda railway station
Exterior of Drogheda railway station
|Location||Dublin Road, Drogheda, County Louth, A92 W422|
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Tracks||3 (At Platforms) |
13 (In Total)
Belfast–Dublin Main Line
The present station is located on a sharp curve on the southern approach to the Boyne Viaduct. Formerly there were three lines through the station between the 'up' and 'down' platforms, but when the station was refurbished in 1997, the up platform line was removed and the platform widened.
The original Drogheda station opened on 25 May 1844 about a quarter mile southeast. The passenger station was resited when the first temporary Boyne Viaduct opened on 11 May 1853.
The former GNR(I) branch to Oldcastle (opened to Navan in 1850; throughout 1863) diverges from the Dublin-Belfast mainline immediately south of the station. This serves Irish Cement at Drogheda and Tara Mine near Navan.
As part of Project Ireland 2040 the DART will be extended to Drogheda. No works on this project have yet been announced.
|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
|Terminus||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
|Laytown||Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dublin-Dundalk (Line Open)
Line open, station closed
The Boyne Viaduct carries rail traffic across the River Boyne
View heading north across the Boyne Viaduct
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Drogheda railway station.|
- "Drogheda station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 5 September 2007.