Drogheda railway station

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Drogheda MacBride

Droichead Átha Mac Giolla Bhríde
Iarnród Éireann
Drogheda railway station exterior.jpg
Exterior of Drogheda railway station
LocationDublin Road, Drogheda, County Louth, A92 W422
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°42′43″N 6°19′59″W / 53.7119°N 6.333°W / 53.7119; -6.333Coordinates: 53°42′43″N 6°19′59″W / 53.7119°N 6.333°W / 53.7119; -6.333
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms3
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeDGHDA
Fare zoneD
Key dates
1844Station opened
Belfast–Dublin Main Line
Year
closed
Belfast Lanyon Place NI Railways
Botanic
City Hospital
City Junction
to Belfast Great Victoria Street
Adelaide
Balmoral
Finaghy
M1
Dunmurry
Derriaghy
Lambeg
Hilden
Lisburn
Knockmore
2005
Maze
1974
Broomhedge Halt
1973
Damhead Halt
1973
Moira
M1
Pritchards Bridge
1844
Lurgan
Goodyear Halt
1983
Seagoe
1842
Portadown
1957
Tanderagee
1965
Scarva
Acton Crossing
1954
Poyntzpass
Augheranter Crossing
1954
Knockarney Crossing
1965
1955
Goraghwood
1965
to Warrenpoint
1965
Mullaghglass
1901
Newry
Wellington Inn
1852
Adavoyle
1933
Mt. Pleasant
M1
Dundalk Clarke
Dundalk Junct. station
1894
1957
Castlebellingham
1976
1975
Dromin Junction
1975
Dunleer
1984
Newfoundwell
Drogheda MacBride
Laytown
Dublin Suburban Rail
Laytown Viaduct
Mosney
2000
Gormanston
Dublin Suburban Rail
Balbriggan
Dublin Suburban Rail
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
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
Luas Red Line
to Tallaght
Trans-Dublin Line
& Rosslare Line
Northern Commuter
Newry NI Railways
(
one early-am
weekday trip
)
Dundalk Clarke
Castlebellingham
(planned)
Dunleer
(planned)
to Navan
(freight only)
Drogheda MacBride
Laytown
Mosney
(closed 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
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Drogheda MacBride railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Droichead Átha Mac Giolla Bhríde) serves Drogheda, 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 between the 'up' and 'down' platforms, but when the station was refurbished in 1997, the up platform line was removed and the platform widened.[1]

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 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.


Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Dublin Connolly   Enterprise
Dublin-Belfast
  Dundalk Clarke
Laytown   Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Dundalk Clarke
or
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

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External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drogheda station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 5 September 2007.