Hansfield railway station

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Hansfield
Páirc Hans
Iarnród Éireann
Location Station Road, Hansfield, Dublin 15
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°23′14″N 6°26′32″W / 53.3871°N 6.4421°W / 53.3871; -6.4421Coordinates: 53°23′14″N 6°26′32″W / 53.3871°N 6.4421°W / 53.3871; -6.4421
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code HAFLD
Fare zone Suburban 2
Key dates
28 June 2013 Station opens

Hansfield railway station is a railway station on the Dublin Docklands to M3 Parkway commuter service serving the communities of Hansfield (Ongar and Barnwell) and Clonee, located in West Blanchardstown in County Dublin.

Services[edit]

The station is served by 45 trains daily, and offers a typical journey time of 25 minutes to/from Docklands railway station at peak.[1]

Passengers can travel directly between Hansfield and Docklands, Broombridge, Ashtown, Navan Road Parkway, Castleknock, and Coolmine at peak times Monday to Friday only. Direct travel is possible to Clonsilla, Dunboyne and M3 Parkway on services 7 days a week.

Passengers transfer at Clonsilla:

  • to travel at non peak times (including Saturday and Sunday) towards Dublin city centre.
  • to travel to Maynooth and both Leixlip stations. Transfer at Maynooth for InterCity services to Sligo.
  • to travel to Drumcondra. Only Maynooth to Dublin services serve Drumcondra.

History[edit]

The station was due to open as part of the first phase of the line's reinstatement to passenger services in 2010, and would serve the planned Strategic Development Zone for the area, which will see up to 3,000 new housing units built.[2]

When the railway line was opened in September 2010 as planned, Hansfield remained closed owing to road access not being completed.[3] In 2011 funding was provided for this road.[4]

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar announced on 25 April 2012 that Hansfield station would open once the access road was in place. Irish Rail took possession of land to proceed and completed a tender process for completion of road in late 2012.[5] Construction crews arrived on site at the end of November.

Hansfield Station opened on Friday 28 June 2013.[6]


Western Commuter
Dublin–Sligo Line
Longford
Edgeworthstown
Mullingar
Enfield
Kilcock
Maynooth
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
M3 Parkway
Dunboyne
Hansfield
Docklands branch
Clonsilla
Coolmine
Castleknock
Navan Road Parkway
Ashtown
Broombridge
to Liffey Junction & Dublin Broadstone
closed 1937
The Royal Canal
Phoenix Park Tunnel
to Dublin Heuston
Drumcondra
Docklands(Luas Spencer Dock)
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Loopline Bridge
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

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Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Clonsilla   Commuter
Western Commuter
(Dunboyne Branch)
  Dunboyne
  Future  
Clonsilla   DART
(Dunboyne Branch)
  Dunboyne