Sandymount railway station

Sandymount railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Dhumhach Thrá) serves Sandymount and Ballsbridge (including RDS Simmonscourt) in Dublin, Ireland. It has two platforms, both fully accessible via ramps.[1]

Sandymount

Dumhach Thrá
Iarnród Éireann
Sandymount Train Station, Dublin.JPG
Sandymount station looking north, with the main building on right, and a northbound DART on platform 1.
LocationHolyrood Park, Dublin 4, D04 PC52
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°19′41″N 6°13′17″W / 53.32795°N 6.22138°W / 53.32795; -6.22138Coordinates: 53°19′41″N 6°13′17″W / 53.32795°N 6.22138°W / 53.32795; -6.22138
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms2
Bus routes18
Bus operatorsGo Ahead Ireland
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeSMONT
Fare zoneSuburban 1
History
Original companyDublin and Kingstown Railway
Pre-groupingDublin and South Eastern Railway
Post-groupingGreat Southern Railways
Key dates
January 1835Station opened
1901Station closed
1928Station reopened
1960Station closed for second time
July 1984Station reopens for DART services

There is a level crossing as the railway line crosses Sandymount Avenue. The Level Crossing is a MCB-CCTV (Manual Controlled Barrier level crossing).

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

HistoryEdit

Sandymount Halt was originally opened in January 1835.[2] The station had several period of closure: from 1841 to 1860; 1862 to 1882; 1901 to 1928 and from 1960.[3] The station was reopened in 1984 with the electrification of Dublin suburban rail services - launched as the DART.[3]

The station was also re-opened with a one-off temporary platform for Queen Victoria's first visit to Ireland in 1849 when she and her entourage traveled by special train from Kingstown to Sandymount before continuing by horse carriage to Dublin.[3]

OperationsEdit

The ticket office is open from 06:00 AM to 20:00 PM, Monday to Sunday.

Transport servicesEdit

Directly outside the station on Sandymount Avenue are bus stops for the following route:

In addition, a number of bus services stop on Merrion Road, located 300 m from the station:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Irish Rail. "Accessibility". Irish Rail.
  2. ^ "Sandymount Halt" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
  3. ^ a b c Kullman, Kurt (28 May 2018). The First Irish Railway: Westland Row to Kingtown. THP Ireland. pp. 35–36, 70–78. ISBN 978-0750987646.

External linksEdit


Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Lansdowne Road   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Sydney Parade
  Historical railways  
Westland Row
Line and station open
  Dublin and Kingstown Railway   Sydney Parade
Line and station open