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Maynooth railway station serves the town of Maynooth in north County Kildare, Ireland.

Maynooth

Maigh Nuad
Iarnród Éireann
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Maynooth Station building seen from The Royal Canal
LocationStraffan Road, Maynooth, County Kildare, W23 N2F8
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°22′43″N 6°35′19″W / 53.37852°N 6.58854°W / 53.37852; -6.58854Coordinates: 53°22′43″N 6°35′19″W / 53.37852°N 6.58854°W / 53.37852; -6.58854
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeMYNTH
Fare zoneSuburban 4
Key dates
1 June 1848Station opened
1947Station closed for passenger services
1963Station closed fully
1981Station reopens
2000Station upgraded
2012Station refurbished
Services
Preceding station   Iarnrod Eireann simple logo 2013.png Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Dublin Connolly
or
Drumcondra
  InterCity
Dublin-Sligo
  Kilcock
Leixlip Louisa
Bridge
  Commuter
Western Commuter
  Kilcock
or
Terminus
  Future  
Leixlip Louisa
Bridge
  DART
Line 1
  Terminus

It is a key exchange station on the Dublin to Maynooth commuter services, Dublin to Mullingar/Longford long distance commuter service and Dublin to Sligo InterCity service.[1]

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DescriptionEdit

It is situated on the south side of the Royal Canal, opposite Dukes' Harbour. Access to Maynooth is by either the footbridge to the west, which leads to the Main Street of Maynooth; west along the canal walk to residential areas of the town, or via the road bridges to the east, which lead north to the older part of Maynooth, or south to the newer areas.

The station has two staffed ticket desks and four automated ticket machines, one inside and three outside the station building. The ticket office is open from 06:00 AM to 23:15 PM, Monday to Sunday.

The footbridge crossing the tracks and connecting the two platforms was originally situated at Lansdowne Road railway station.[2]

From Maynooth onwards to Sligo, the line is single track, the line being double track from Maynooth to Bray.

The 2018 NTA Heavy Rail Census showed 6,625 passengers using the station on the day of the survey, up from 6,228 in 2017 and 5,262 in 2016. [3]

PlatformsEdit

The station has two platforms; platform 1 on the north side of the station (where the station building is located) and platform 2 over the footbridge on the south side of the station. Platform 2 is used only a few times a day, when Commuter and InterCity services are in the station at the same time.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Irish Rail printable Timetables
  2. ^ "Maynooth Line History". Industrial Heritage Survey Ireland. 2001.
  3. ^ "National Rail Census" (PDF). www.nationaltransport.ie. 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2019.

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