The Merrion Gates (Irish: Geataí Mhuirfean) is a railway level crossing in Sandymount, Dublin, where the DART and Dublin–Rosslare railway line crosses Strand Road near its junction with Merrion Road. It is a major traffic bottleneck, which also restricts the possible frequency of railway traffic.
There is access on foot to Sandymount Strand just to the east of the railway crossing.
In October 2016, the National Transport Authority unveiled a proposal to close the Merrion Gates by diverting motor traffic onto a new road bridge over the railway some 250 metres to the north, and pedestrian and cycle traffic through a new tunnel under the current crossing.
- Paul Melia (2016-10-27). "€50m plan to end traffic nightmare at level crossing on Dart tracks". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
- Merrion Railscot - Irish Railways. http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf. Retrieved 12 January 2010
- "Sandymount / Merrion to Blackrock Corridor Study - Public consultation document" (PDF). National Transport Authority. October 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
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