Docklands railway station
Docklands Station (Stáisiún Dugthailte) is a railway station serving the Dublin Docklands area in Ireland. It is owned and operated by Iarnród Éireann and planned as part of the Government Transport 21 initiative.
The station building as seen from Sheriff St, 23 March 2007.
|Location||Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1, D01 XK74|
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Fare zone||Suburban 1|
|12 March 2007||Station opens|
The ticket office is open from 07:00 to 19:00, Monday to Friday. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The Luas Red Line does not directly connect with Docklands Station. Instead, commuters have to walk approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) via an indirect route to Spencer Dock Luas stop or to Mayor Square Luas stop. The Luas line gives a direct connection to Busáras Bus station and Dublin Heuston.
Had the DART Underground been built, there would have been a connection via the proposed Spencer Dock station, which was planned to be adjacent to the Luas stop of the same name.
The station was officially opened for commuter services by then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a temporary location on Sheriff Street in the North Wall area of Dublin's Northside on 12 March 2007, construction groundbreaking having taken place on 9 March 2006 with Transport Minister Martin Cullen. It is the first new heavy rail station in Dublin city centre since Grand Canal Dock opened in 2001. It was required because the nearby Connolly Station had reached capacity and could not support additional commuter services to County Meath.
However, in March 2008, it was reported that the transport minister, Noel Dempsey, would allow CIÉ to seek new planning permission to keep the station on a permanent basis as a terminus for services from Maynooth and Navan following his decision to allow the Railway Procurement Agency to use Broadstone Station for extensions to the Luas.
The station was to move to a permanent location in the Spencer Dock site as part of the DART Underground plan under the government's Transport 21 initiative. Planning conditions attached to the temporary site stated that it had to be removed by May 2016.
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|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|
- http://www/dublinbus.ie[permanent dead link]
- RTÉ News: New railway station opens in Dublin city
- IOL (March 9, 2006). Cullen turns sod on new Dublin city railway station. Retrieved March 9, 2006.
- Dempsey derails ambitious CIÉ plan and opts for new Luas line Irish Times, 06/02/08