Leixlip Louisa Bridge railway station

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Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Léim an Bhradáin Droichead Louisa
Iarnród Éireann
Leixlip (Louisa Bridge) Railway Station - geograph.ie - 1007942.jpg
Location Station Road, Leixlip, County Kildare, W23 NH33
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°22′12″N 6°30′25″W / 53.3699°N 6.5069°W / 53.3699; -6.5069Coordinates: 53°22′12″N 6°30′25″W / 53.3699°N 6.5069°W / 53.3699; -6.5069
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code LXLSA
Fare zone Suburban 3
Key dates
1 September 1848 Station opens as Louisa Bridge and Leixlip
1851 Station renamed Leixlip
2 July 1990 Station renamed Leixlip Louisa Bridge
2000 Station upgraded

Leixlip Louisa Bridge is a railway station which serves Leixlip, County Kildare, Ireland. It is one of two stations in Leixlip, the other being Leixlip Confey. Both stations lie on the Dublin to Maynooth commuter route.[1] It is one of the few stations in the Iarnród Éireann network in which the station building is located directly over the platforms, on a bridge (Dún Laoghaire railway station also follows this design).


History[edit]

A 29000 Class DMU (29020) on a Western Commuter service to Maynooth
A CIE 121 Class-led train operates a service to Sligo on 17 April 1962.

Originally named Louisa Bridge & Leixlip when it opened on 1 September 1848 the station was known simply as Leixlip from 1851,[2] until the opening of Leixlip Confey railway station in 1990.

The station was upgraded to two platforms as part of the Western Commuter upgrade project in the early 2000s. At the same time it was reconstructed to be disability-friendly. The previous station building is now a dwelling house. The 1980s concrete block station building remains, albeit out of use, and is the only remaining station building of this style from the 1980s re-opening of the Western Commuter line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irish Rail Printable Timetables[full citation needed]
  2. ^ "Leixlip Louisa Bridge station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 5 September 2007. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Leixlip Confey   Commuter
Western Commuter
  Maynooth
  Future  
Leixlip Confey   DART
Line 1
  Maynooth
Disused railways
Lucan North   Midland Great Western Railway
Dublin-Galway/Sligo
  Maynooth