Blackrock railway station

Blackrock railway station (Irish: Stáisiún An Charraig Dhubh) serves Blackrock in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Ireland. It opened publicly on 17 December 1834 and is one of the three original stations on the Dublin and Kingstown Railway (D&KR), the oldest public passenger railway in Ireland.

Blackrock

An Charraig Dhubh
Iarnród Éireann
IMG BlackrockStation1493c.jpg
LocationBath Place, Blackrock, County Dublin, A94 E4P9
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°18′11″N 6°10′44″W / 53.30297°N 6.17891°W / 53.30297; -6.17891Coordinates: 53°18′11″N 6°10′44″W / 53.30297°N 6.17891°W / 53.30297; -6.17891
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Bus routes17
114
Bus operatorsGo-Ahead Ireland
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeBROCK
Fare zoneSuburban 1
History
Electrified1984
Original companyDublin and Kingstown Railway
Pre-groupingDublin and South Eastern Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
17 December 1834Station opens
1983Station upgraded
2005Station refurbished
Services
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Sydney Parade   Commuter
Northern Commuter
Peak times only
  Dún Laoghaire Mallin
  Commuter
Western Commuter
Peak times only
 
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
 
Booterstown   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Seapoint
  Historical railways  
Booterstown
Line and station open
  Dublin and Kingstown Railway   Salthill
Line and station open

ServicesEdit

The station has two through platforms connected via a footbridge with lifts.

DARTEdit

From the inception of the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) service in 1984, all DART services stop at Blackrock.

Other servicesEdit

Blackrock is on the intercity Dublin-Rosslare and commuter Dundalk-Dublin-Arklow-Gorey routes and some trains on these routes have a scheduled stop here.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 17 December 1834.[1] as one of the three original stations on the D&KR, the others being Westland Row (Pearse) and Dún Laoghaire though the latter was subsequently rebuilt to the south of the original site.[2] On 27 January 1858, a heavy accident happened in the vicinity of the station.[citation needed]

Road transport servicesEdit

Directly outside the station are bus stops served by several Dublin Bus routes, Go-Ahead Ireland routes and some private operators.[3]

There is also a taxi rank near the station on Blackrock Main Street, and a large car park adjacent to the station.[citation needed]

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Blackrock station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 31 August 2007.
  2. ^ Winchester, C. (2014). Christopher, John (eds.). Railways of Ireland - 180th Anniversary 1834 – 2014. Amberley Publishing. pp. 9–10. ISBN 9781445640396.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  3. ^ https://centralpark.ie/central-park-bus-timetable/

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