Grand Canal Dock railway station
|Location||44-47 Barrow Street, Dublin 4, D04 C3H6
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Fare zone||Suburban 1|
|23 January 2001||Station opens|
|November 2014||Refurbishment commences|
|July 2016||Refurbishment completed|
The ticket office is open between 06:00-00:00 AM, Monday to Sunday.
The station has three platforms. Platform 1 is a former terminal platform, which became the Northbound main line on 18 July 2016. Platform 2 is the terminal platform for South Western Commuter trains to Newbridge. Platform 3 is the Southbound main line platform. Platforms 1 and 2 are accessed by a footbridge and platform 3 has level access.
Grand Canal Dock was built on the site of a former locomotive shed at Canal Street, across from the engineering works of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway, which were in use between 1834 and 1925.
This station was opened on 23 January 2001. The first station clerk on duty was Mick O'Grady and the senior depot man was Nigel McArdle. Grand Canal Dock was Dublin's newest station until Docklands Station opened in March 2007.
Between November 2014 and July 2016 the station underwent a major refurbishment to prepare it to serve South Western Commuter trains to Newbridge, which commenced operations on 21 November 2016. Irish Rail rebuilt platform 1, resurfaced the other platforms, installed new destination displays, and provided a new evacuation bridge. Platform 1 lacked overhead electric cables and had a permanent sign reading "Do not board any trains at platform 1" that was removed in May 2015. Platform 1 was fitted with overhead cables in November 2015. Irish Rail also added a centre road terminating turn-back facility to accommodate southbound trains. The refurbishment of the station itself was completed in May 2015, although major resignalling and track work took place for one more year.
City Centre Resignalling
The completion of the Irish Rail City Centre resignalling project has provided for
- An increase in the number of Northern and Maynooth line suburban trains stopping at Grand Canal Dock
- Trains from Newbridge terminating at Grand Canal Dock
This was made possible by making available all three platforms at Grand Canal Dock and the ability of the signalling system in the city centre to operate 20 trains per hour in both directions instead of 8.
- Pope, Conor (21 November 2016). "Phoenix Park tunnel will open for commuters from Monday". Irish Times.
- Healy, Catherine (5 September 2016). "Irish Rail publishes draft timetable for new connection through Phoenix Park tunnel". Newstalk.
- "Phoenix Park Tunnel services and minor Heuston revisions from Mon 21st November". Irish Rail.
- "City Centre Resignalling Project". Irish Rail.
- Melia, Paul (8 August 2013). "Linking Heuston with city centre 'a priority'". Irish Independent.
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South Western Commuter