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.


Iarnród Éireann
Docklands station, Dublin - 2007-03-23.jpg
The station building as seen from Sheriff St, 23 March 2007.
LocationSheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1, D01 XK74
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°21′02″N 6°14′22″W / 53.350628°N 6.239355°W / 53.350628; -6.239355Coordinates: 53°21′02″N 6°14′22″W / 53.350628°N 6.239355°W / 53.350628; -6.239355
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms1 (Island)
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeDCKLS
Fare zoneSuburban 1
Key dates
12 March 2007Station opens
Passengers (2018)1,500 daily[1]

The island platform station is one of three termini for the Western Commuter service run by Iarnród Éireann. The others being Dublin Connolly and Dublin Pearse.

The ticket office is open from 07:00 to 19:00, Monday to Friday. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Western Commuter
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Leixlip Confey
M3 Parkway
Hansfield (serves Ongar)
DM (future)
Navan Road Parkway
DM (future)
(  Spencer Dock)
Dublin Connolly  
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght/Saggart
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

Services run to M3 Parkway during peak times Monday to Friday only. The station is closed Saturday and Sunday. Passengers need to change at Clonsilla for connection with the Maynooth service.

Transport linksEdit

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 is linked to the city centre by Dublin Bus route 151.[2]


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,[3] construction groundbreaking having taken place on 9 March 2006[4] 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.[5]


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.[6]

See alsoEdit

Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Terminus   Commuter
Western Commuter
(Docklands Branch)


  1. ^ "Ireland's newest train station could move because of major shortfall in passengers". Independent News & Media. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ http://www/[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ RTÉ News: New railway station opens in Dublin city
  4. ^ IOL (March 9, 2006). Cullen turns sod on new Dublin city railway station. Retrieved March 9, 2006.
  5. ^ Dempsey derails ambitious CIÉ plan and opts for new Luas line Irish Times, 06/02/08
  6. ^

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