Greystones railway station

Greystones railway station (Irish: Stáisiún na gCloch Liath) is a railway station in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland. It is the southern terminus of the DART electrified rail network.

Greystones

Na Clocha Liatha
Iarnród Éireann
A DART train in Greystones, County Wicklow - geograph.org.uk - 1811056.jpg
DART 8500 Class at Greystones
LocationChurch Road, Greystones, County Wicklow, A63 H928
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°08′37″N 6°03′38″W / 53.1435°N 6.0606°W / 53.1435; -6.0606Coordinates: 53°08′37″N 6°03′38″W / 53.1435°N 6.0606°W / 53.1435; -6.0606
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Bus routes
  • 84
  • 84a
  • 84n
  • 84x
  • 184
  • 702
Bus operators
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeGSTNS, 141
Fare zoneSuburban 5
History
Original companyDublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway
Pre-groupingDublin and South Eastern Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
30 October 1855Station opens as Greystones and Delgany
1880Station renamed Greystones
30 March 1964Goods services cease
10 April 2000DART services commence
Dublin Area
Rapid Transit
Malahide Bus interchange
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
Howth
Sutton Bus interchange
Bayside
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
Kilbarrack
Raheny
Harmonstown Bus interchange
Killester
Clontarf Road
Fairview Depot
Dublin Connolly
Luas Bus interchange
Tara Street Bus interchange
Dublin Pearse
Grand Canal Dock
Lansdowne Road
Sandymount
Sydney Parade Bus interchange
Merrion
(planned)
Booterstown
Blackrock Bus interchange
Seapoint
Salthill and Monkstown
Dún Laoghaire Mallin Bus interchange
Sandycove and Glasthule
Glenageary
Dalkey
Killiney
Shankill
Woodbrook
(planned)
Bray Daly Bus interchange
Greystones

Facilities and servicesEdit

The station has two platforms; platform 1 on the west side of the station (where the station building is located) and platform 2 over the footbridge on the east side of the station. Platform 2 is used only a few times a day, when DART and InterCity services are in the station at the same time. There are also sidings to the east of the station.

Entrance to the station building is only possible from Church Road. The station houses one retail unit, currently occupied by a café (previously an estate agent), a ticket office and two electronic ticket machines. Toilets are also available on Platform 1. The ticket office is open between 07:00 -10:00 AM, Monday to Friday.

DART services serve the station, as do all South Eastern Commuter (Dublin Connolly to Gorey) and Intercity (Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort) services.

The typical service from the station (Monday to Friday off-peak) is:

2 trains per hour also terminate at the station.

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 30 October 1855 by the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway as Greystones & Delgany.[1] It was later renamed Greystones in 1863.

Construction of the electrification and extension of the DART services to Greystones began in 1995 and was completed in 1999. The DART service to Greystones commenced on 10 April 2000.

Bus servicesEdit

There are two bus stops directly outside the station on Church Road, one for northbound routes and the other for southbound. Operators serving the station include Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Aircoach and the Finnegan Bray Night Bus. There is also a taxi rank near the station.


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Bray Daly   InterCity
Dublin-Rosslare Line
  Kilcoole
or
Wicklow
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
 
Bray Daly   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Terminus
Disused railways
Bray Cove Halt
Line open, station closed
  Dublin and South Eastern Railway
Dublin-Rosslare
  Kilcool
Line and station open

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greystones and Delgany station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2008-04-23.

External linksEdit

Dublin to Rosslare
Year
closed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dublin Connolly
for   Dublin Airport
   
 
 
 
R. Liffey
 
Tara Street
 
Dublin Pearse
for   Dublin Airport
 
 
Grand Canal Street railway works
1925
 
Grand Canal Dock
 
Lansdowne Road
 
Lansdowne Road
 
 
Ballsbridge Showground
Passengers 1941
Goods 1971
 
Serpentine Avenue
 
Sandymount
 
Sandymount
 
Sydney Parade
 
Sydney Parade
 
Merrion Gates
 
Merrion
1934
 
Booterstown
 
Williamstown
1841
 
Blackrock
 
Seapoint
 
Salthill and Monkstown
 
Kingstown Harbour (west pier)
1837
 
Dún Laoghaire Mallin  
 
 
Carlilse Pier
1980
 
Sandycove Cutting
 
Sandycove
and Glasthule
 
Glenageary
 
Dalkey (Athmospheric)
1854
 
Dalkey
 
Killiney Hill Tunnel
 
Obelisk Hill
1858
 
Killiney
moved
1882
 
Ballybrack
1863
1882
 
Shankill
 
MP 11 (to Pearse)
 
 
1958
 
MP 11 (to Harcourt St.)
 
Woodbrook Halt
1960
 
 
Bray
 
Bray Daly  
 
Bray Cove Halt
1929
 
Bray Head Tunnel No.1
 
Bray Head Tunnel No.2
 
Bray Head Tunnel No.3
 
Bray Head Tunnel No.4
 
Greystones
 
Kilcoole (limited service)
 
Newcastle
1964
 
 
Wicklow Murrough
1976
 
R. Vartry
 
Wicklow
 
Rathnew
1964
 
 
Glenealy
1964
 
Rathdrum
 
 
 
 
Avoca
1964
 
Woodenbridge Junction
1964
 
 
1945
 
Glenart platform
1925
 
(private halt for Earl Carysfort)
 
 
Arklow
 
 
 
Inch
1963
 
Gorey
 
 
Camolin
1963
 
Ferns
1977
 
Enniscorthy
 
R. Slaney
 
Enniscorthy Tunnel
 
Edermine Ferry
1963
 
 
Waterford line
1963
 
Macmine Junction
1963
 
Killurin
1963
 
Killurin Tunnel
 
Ferrycarrig Tunnel
 
Wexford (Cancur)
1872
 
Wexford O'Hanrahan
 
Wexford South
1977
 
Felthouse Junction
1910
 
 
Limerick-Rosslare Line
2010
 
Rosslare Strand
 
Kilrane
1963
 
 
Rosslare Europort
South Eastern
Commuter
 
 
 
Dublin Connolly  
 
 
 
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
 
 
Tara Street
 
Dublin Pearse
 
Grand Canal Dock
 
Lansdowne Road
 
Sandymount
 
Sydney Parade
 
Booterstown
 
Blackrock
 
Seapoint
 
Salthill and Monkstown
 
Dun Laoghaire Mallin  
 
Sandycove and Glasthule
 
Glenageary
 
Dalkey
 
Killiney
 
Shankill
 
Woodbrook
  (planned)
 
Bray Daly
 
Greystones
 
Kilcoole (limited service)
 
Wicklow
 
Rathdrum
 
Avoca
(planned)
 
Arklow
 
Gorey