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Dunboyne railway station is a railway station serving the town of Dunboyne in County Meath, Ireland.

Dunboyne

Dún Búinne
Iarnród Éireann
M3 Parkway railway station - 2014-05-15.jpg
LocationLarchfield, Dunboyne, County Meath, A86 HK07
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°25′1″N 6°27′53″W / 53.41694°N 6.46472°W / 53.41694; -6.46472Coordinates: 53°25′1″N 6°27′53″W / 53.41694°N 6.46472°W / 53.41694; -6.46472
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeDBYNE
Fare zoneSuburban 3
Key dates
August 1862Station opened
January 1947Station closed
September 2010New station opened

Dunboyne station features free car parking for up to 300 cars, enabling it to serve as a small park and ride stop for commuters to Dublin.

ServicesEdit

It is a station on the Docklands to M3 Parkway commuter service (Peak Times Monday to Friday) and Clonsilla to M3 Parkway shuttle service (at all other times).

Passengers transfer at Clonsilla:

  • to travel at non peak times (including Saturday and Sunday) towards Dublin city centre.
  • to travel to Maynooth and both Leixlip stations. Transfer at Maynooth for InterCity services to Sligo.
  • to travel to Drumcondra. Only Maynooth to Dublin services serve Drumcondra.

HistoryEdit

The original Dunboyne station opened in August 1862 on the Clonsilla-Navan railway line, but was closed in January 1947.[1] Since then the town has not been served by passenger trains, with the old station being converted into a private residence.[2]

However, in 2005, the Irish Government announced that, as part of its Transport 21 plan, the line between Clonsilla and Navan would be reopened for passenger trains in two stages, with the first stage including a new station for Dunboyne, which opened in September 2010.

The station was officially opened on 2 September 2010, and the first regularly scheduled train to the station arrived on 3 September.[3]


Western Commuter
 
 
Longford
 
Edgeworthstown
 
Mullingar
 
Enfield
 
Kilcock
 
Maynooth
 
Leixlip Louisa Bridge
 
Leixlip Confey
 
 
M3 Parkway
 
 
Dunboyne
 
 
Hansfield (serves Ongar)
 
 
 
Clonsilla
 
Porterstown
DM (future)
 
Coolmine
 
Castleknock
 
Navan Road Parkway
 
Ashtown
 
Pelletstown
(future)
 
Broombridge
 
 
 
Glasnevin
DM (future)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drumcondra
 
 
 
Docklands
(  Spencer Dock)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dublin Connolly  
 
 
 
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght/Saggart
 
 
 
 
Tara Street
 
Dublin Pearse

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dunboyne station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
  2. ^ IRRS News 157
  3. ^ "Commuter trains return to Dunboyne". Railway Gazette. September 3, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010.

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