Dundalk railway station

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Dundalk Clarke
Dún Dealgan Uí Cleirigh
Iarnród Éireann
Dundalk (1).jpg
Dundalk Clarke Railway Station
Location Carrickmacross Road, Dundalk, County Louth, A91 TD61
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 54°00′07″N 6°24′47″W / 54.002°N 6.413°W / 54.002; -6.413Coordinates: 54°00′07″N 6°24′47″W / 54.002°N 6.413°W / 54.002; -6.413
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 3
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code DDALK
Fare zone E
Key dates
1849 Station opened as Dundalk Junction
1894 Renamed as Dundalk Station
1966 Renamed as Dundalk Clarke Station
Northern Commuter
Belfast–Dublin line
Newry(
one early-am
weekday trip
)
Northern Ireland
Ireland
border
Dundalk
to Navan
(freight only)
Drogheda
Laytown
Gormanston
Balbriggan
Skerries
Rush and Lusk
Donabate
Malahide
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
DART Howth Branch
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
KilbarrackDublin Area Rapid Transit
RahenyDublin Area Rapid Transit
HarmonstownDublin Area Rapid Transit
KillesterDublin Area Rapid Transit
Clontarf RoadDublin Area Rapid Transit
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse
Dublin-Rosslare line
to Bray and Rosslare Europort

Dundalk Clarke railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Dún Dealgan Uí Cleirigh) serves Dundalk in County Louth, Ireland.

It consists of an island platform, with a bay facing south. It is served by the Dublin-Belfast "Enterprise" express trains as well as local Commuter services to and from Dublin. There is a small museum located in one of the station buildings, displaying various railway artefacts and photographs.

History[edit]

The station opened on 15 February 1849 as Dundalk Junction (being located at the Junction of the Dublin-Belfast line and the Dundalk and Enniskillen line), becoming Dundalk Station in June 1894.[1] It was given the name Clarke on 10 April 1966 in commemoration of Tom Clarke, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The station was designed c. 1845 by Sir John McNeil. The ticket office and modern waiting area are located at road level, whereas the station proper is beneath this at track level. The two sections are connected by a Victorian covered walkway, and by a 21st-century lift for disabled access. The station is noted for its fine iron, glass, and polychromic brickwork. It has been said to be the finest station on the Dublin-Belfast line.[3]

GNR Railway Works[edit]

The town had the important Railway Works on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland system. Amongst the products developed was the railbus.[4]

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Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Drogheda
MacBride
  Enterprise
Dublin-Belfast
  Newry
  Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Terminus
or
Newry
(One daily train)
Disused railways
Dunleer   Córas Iompair Éireann
Dublin-Dundalk
  Terminus
Castlebellingham   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dublin-Dundalk
  Terminus
Terminus   Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway
Dundalk to Enniskillen 1851-1925
  Inniskeen
Terminus   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dundalk to Enniskillen 1925-1957
  Kellybridge Halt