Dundalk railway station
|Location||Carrickmacross Road, Dundalk, County Louth, A91 TD61|
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Tracks||3 (At Platforms)|
8 (In Total)
|Opened||15 February 1849|
|1849||Dundalk Junction opened|
|1894||Dundalk Junct. Station closed|
|1966||Renamed as Dundalk Clarke Station|
Belfast–Dublin Main Line
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.
The original 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), the current Dundalk Station, 350m to the north, opened in June 1894. It was given the name Clarke on Sunday 10 April 1966 in commemoration of Tom Clarke, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.
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.
GNR Railway Works
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- "Irish Railway Record Society". Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2008.
- "Clarke Station Description at Archiseek". Archived from the original on 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- "Rail buses developed at Dundalk GNR Works - Independent.ie". Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2015.