M3 Parkway railway station
|Location||Bennetstown, Dunboyne, County Meath, A86 DK28|
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Fare zone||Suburban 3|
|3 September 2010||Station opened|
It mainly serves as a large Park and Ride site, with 1,200 free car park spaces..
The station is no longer served by any bus routes. This is a major drawback for commuters in its catchment area.
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. This line had closed in 1963. Phase 1 of this project from Clonsilla to M3 Parkway, the terminus until Phase 2 opens to Navan.
M3 Parkway opened on 3 September 2010, as part of phase one of the Navan rail line reopening.
All other times including all day Saturday and Sunday : Passengers can travel directly between M3 Parkway and Dunboyne, Hansfield, and Clonsilla but need to transfer at Clonsilla for services to Maynooth or Dublin city centre in order to travel to any other stations.
Passengers also transfer at Clonsilla:
The station is no longer served by any buses, making a mockery of claims that it would allow usable onward bus connections to the rail service.
There was uncertainty over the station's name, as it variously appears as Pace M3, M3 Park and Ride, and Pace (M3 Park and Ride). Unlike the preceding Dunboyne station, there was no previous station at this location. Since the Summer of 2010, signs in the station display the current name M3 Parkway.
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|Preceding station||Iarnród Éireann||Following station|