Drogheda railway station

Coordinates: 53°42′43″N 6°19′59″W / 53.7119°N 6.333°W / 53.7119; -6.333
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Drogheda MacBride

Stáisiún Mhic Ghiolla Bhríde
Iarnród Éireann
Exterior of Drogheda railway station
General information
LocationDublin Road, Drogheda, County Louth, A92 W422
Ireland
Coordinates53°42′43″N 6°19′59″W / 53.7119°N 6.333°W / 53.7119; -6.333
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms3
Tracks3 (At Platforms)
13 (In Total)
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeDGHDA
Fare zoneD
Key dates
1844Station opened
Location
Drogheda MacBride is located in Ireland
Drogheda MacBride
Drogheda MacBride
Location within Ireland
Map
Belfast–Dublin Main Line
Year
closed
Belfast Lanyon Place NI Railways
Botanic NI Railways
City Hospital NI Railways
City Junction
to Belfast Great Victoria Street
NI Railways
Adelaide NI Railways
Balmoral NI Railways
Finaghy NI Railways
M1
Dunmurry NI Railways
Derriaghy NI Railways
Lambeg NI Railways
Hilden NI Railways
Lisburn NI Railways
Knockmore
2005
Maze
1974
Broomhedge Halt
1973
Damhead Halt
1973
Moira NI Railways
M1
Pritchards Bridge
1844
Lurgan NI Railways
Goodyear Halt
1983
Seagoe
1842
Portadown NI Railways
1957
Tanderagee
1965
Scarva NI Railways
Acton Crossing
1954
Poyntzpass NI Railways
Augheranter Crossing
1954
Knockarney Crossing
1965
1955
Goraghwood
1965
to Warrenpoint
1965
Mullaghglass
1901
Newry NI Railways Dublin Suburban Rail
Wellington Inn
1852
Adavoyle
1933
Mt. Pleasant
1965
M1
Dundalk Clarke
Dublin Suburban Rail
Dundalk Junct. station
1894
1957
Castlebellingham
1976
1975
Dromin Junction
1975
Dunleer
1984
Newfoundwell
Drogheda MacBride
Dublin Suburban Rail
Laytown
Dublin Suburban Rail
Laytown Viaduct
Mosney
2000
Gormanston
Dublin Suburban Rail
Balbriggan
Dublin Suburban Rail
Ardgillan
1867
Skerries
Dublin Suburban Rail
Skerries Golf Club Halt
1960
Baldongan
1847
Rush and Lusk
Dublin Suburban Rail
Rogerstown Viaduct
Donabate
Dublin Suburban Rail
Malahide
Dublin Suburban Rail
Portmarnock
Dublin Suburban Rail
Clongriffin
Dublin Suburban Rail
Baldoyle
1852
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
Dublin Suburban Rail
Kilbarrack
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Raheny
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Harmonstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Killester
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Clontarf
1956
Clontarf Road
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
North Wall Yard
to Alexandra Road
Docklands
Dublin Suburban Rail
Dublin Connolly
Luas
Trans-Dublin Line
& Rosslare Line
Dublin Suburban Rail#Northern Commuter = Northern Commuter
Belfast–Newry line#Newry/Portadown Line = Newry/Portadown Line
Northern Commuter
Newry NI Railways
(
one early-am
weekday trip
)
Dundalk Clarke
to Navan
(freight only)
Drogheda MacBride
Laytown
Mosney
2000
Gormanston
Balbriggan
Skerries
Rush and Lusk
Donabate
Malahide
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
DART Howth Branch
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
Kilbarrack
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Raheny
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Harmonstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Killester
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Clontarf Road
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Drogheda MacBride railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Mhic Ghiolla Bhríde, Droichead Átha) is a railway station that serves Drogheda in County Louth, Ireland.

Description[edit]

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, but when the station was refurbished in 1997, the up platform line was removed and the platform was widened.

It was given the name MacBride on Sunday, 10 April 1966 in commemoration of John MacBride, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.

History[edit]

The original Drogheda station, on the Dublin and Drogheda Railway line, opened on 26 May 1844.[1] It was located about a quarter-mile southeast of the current station. The passenger station was resisted when the first temporary Boyne Viaduct opened on 11 May 1853.[citation needed]

The former Great Northern Railway (Ireland) branch to Oldcastle (opened to Navan from 1850 through 1863) diverges from the Dublin-Belfast mainline immediately south of the station. This serves Irish Cement at Drogheda and Tara Mine near Navan.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 82. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.

External links[edit]

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Following station
Dublin Connolly   Enterprise
Dublin-Belfast railway line
  Dundalk Clarke
Laytown   Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Dundalk Clarke
or
Terminus
  Future  
Laytown   DART
Line 2 (phase 2)
  Terminus
  Disused railways  
Terminus   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Drogheda-Oldcastle
  Duleek
Laytown   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dublin-Dundalk (Line Open)
  Dunleer
Line open, station closed