Raheny railway station

Raheny railway station (Irish: Ráth Eanaigh), opened at the establishment of the Dublin-Drogheda line, serves the village and core of the district of Raheny in Dublin. Parts of Raheny are also served by Harmonstown and Kilbarrack stations.

Raheny

Ráth Eanaigh
Iarnród Éireann
Raheny railway station.jpg
LocationStation Road, Raheny, Dublin 5, D05 NW42
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°22′53″N 6°10′36″W / 53.3815°N 6.1767°W / 53.3815; -6.1767Coordinates: 53°22′53″N 6°10′36″W / 53.3815°N 6.1767°W / 53.3815; -6.1767
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeRAHNY
Fare zoneSuburban 1
Key dates
25 May 1844[1]Station opens
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

Raheny, which is a main stop on the DART suburban rail system, and an occasional stop on the Dublin-Belfast main line, was the first station north of Dublin city centre, and the station at which the opening of the main line was celebrated.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 25 May 1844,[2] The old station house, closed for many years, is a listed building, but when the line was completed, was the first stop for the ceremonial train, the guests disembarking for a meal at Violet Hill (Edenmore House, now St. Joseph's Hospital.) The station was built to serve the small village (back then) of Raheny. Trains often stopped there and were convenient for passengers going into the city.

As time went on, urban sprawl started to develop. Most houses in the area were built in the 1950s and 1960s. But because of closures across the rail network, the service level to the station remained the same and usage volumes did not rise.[citation needed] But as the 1980s came, the station was modernised with a new ticket office steps and upgraded platforms, as part of the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) development. Ever since the station's service level has remained similar, with minor upgrades such as new shelters ticket machines and information screens.

FacilitiesEdit

The station today comprises a modern ticket office, with a bypass gate when this is closed, with a lift to the southbound platform. With a footbridge and ramp connecting the northbound platform with accessibility also. On the platforms there is space for 8 carriage trains. Along with 2 shelters on the southbound platform and 1 shelter on the northbound. On each platform there are LED and direct telephone line to the control offices in Connolly. Within the ticket office are two automatic ticket machines. The ticket office is open between 05:45-00:30, Monday to Sunday.

ServicesEdit

At peak times, trains come every 5-10 minutes each way, while off-peak frequency on weekdays is every 10 minutes in each direction from 06:50 and 20:00, and every 15 minutes outside of those times. On Saturday the frequency is around every 15 minutes in each direction, and on Sunday every 20 minutes in each direction. The majority of trains northbound go to Howth, with occasional service to Malahide.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Raheny station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
  2. ^ "Raheny station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03.

External linksEdit


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Harmonstown   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Kilbarrack