Dublin Connolly railway station


Dublin Connolly railway station

Coordinates: 53°21′06″N 06°14′57″W / 53.35167°N 6.24917°W / 53.35167; -6.24917

Dublin Connolly Iarnród Éireann
Stáisiún Uí Chonghaile
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Dublin Connolly railway station
Location
Place Dublin city centre, Amiens Street
Local authority Dublin City Council
Operations
Station code 100
Platforms in use 7 (+2 Luas)
History
1844 Station opened as Amiens Street
1966 Renamed as Connolly Station
Iarnród Éireann - Ireland railway stations
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Dublin Connolly, commonly called Connolly station (Irish: Stáisiún Uí Chonghaile), is one of the main railway stations in Dublin, Ireland, and is a focal point in the Irish route network. Opened in 1844 as Amiens Street Station, the ornate facade has a distinctive Italianate tower at its centre. Situated on the north side of the River Liffey, it provides intercity and commuter services to the north, northwest and southeast of the island. The north-south Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) service also passes through the station. The station offices serve as the headquarters of the Irish Rail firm Iarnród Éireann.

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History

The station was opened on 29 November 1844[1] by the Dublin and Drogheda Railway Company as Dublin Station, but was renamed ten years later as Amiens Street Station after the street on which it is located. Originally the station served only a single mainline to Drogheda, and only in 1853 did through services to Belfast commence. In 1891, the City of Dublin Junction Railway connected the station with Westland Row Station (now Pearse Station) on the city's south side. The C of D Jctn was a separate station known as Amiens St Junction and consisted of the present platforms 5, 6, and 7 (currently used by the DART) with a separate street entrance. After the amalgamation of the GNR (I) at the end of the 1950s this station became part of the overall Amiens St and the separate entrance fell into disuse. The C of D Jctn Rly allowed services to run from Amiens St., through to Westland Row, and onwards to Rosslare and the Southeast. Services to Sligo were transferred to Westland Row (Pearse Stn) operating through the station non-stop in 1937, with the closure of Broadstone Station by CIÉ (see also MGWR). Services to Galway and Mayo also originated/terminated at Westland Row, operating through Connolly Station after 1937, running via Mullingar and Athlone. This was discontinued in the 1970s in favour of running services out of Heuston Station on the better quality Cork line. Passenger running between Mullingar/Athlone ceased completely in 1987. During the 1960s, Sunday trains to Cork, Limerick and Waterford operated from Connolly platforms 5, 6 & 7 (running through the Phoenix Park tunnel) to avoid the cost of opening Heuston (Kingsbridge) for the limited Sunday traffic demand at that time.

In 1941 the station took a direct hit from a German bomb.

In 1966, the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the station's name was changed to Connolly Station after Irish revolutionary and socialist James Connolly. At the same time, several other main stations in the Republic were renamed after patriots executed for their roles in the Rising.

At the commencement of DART services in 1984, the C of D Jctn Rly entrance was refurbished and reopened for commuter traffic.

During the late 1990s, Connolly Station was completely renovated and partially rebuilt. An entirely new station hall was built, the roof over Platforms 1-4 was replaced, and a new bar/cafe and shops were installed. The former DART/Suburban station entrance (C of D Jctn Rly entrance) and the secondary station hall built with the DART (further north on Amiens St) were again closed, but a new entrance on the International Financial Services Centre side was opened. In 2004, the Luas Red Line (to Tallaght) began serving the station. As part of the preparation for this, the ramp, which had been a bus terminus, was demolished and replaced with a 2-platform tram station connected to the main concourse by escalators and lift.

Services

Connolly has seven platforms in total; four terminal (1-4) for trains approaching from the north, and three through - the former Amiens St Jctn station - (5-7), for trains either terminating or passing from the south.

There are three Intercity routes served:

Suburban services run on the same routes, as far as Drogheda, Dundalk, Maynooth and Gorey or Enniscorthy. The aforementioned DART service uses some of the platforms equipped with overhead electrics (Platforms 5, 6, and 7). Terminal platform 4 is also electrified, although electric trains rarely use it.

Future

Iarnród Éireann has proposed a major realignment of local services into the capital in order to ease the congestion at Connolly. The opening of Docklands station has provided an alternative terminus for the Western Commuter line to Mullingar. It is planned that these services will form the basis for the planned line to Dunboyne and Navan. IÉ plan to retain Docklands station as a terminus for services from Pace. Docklands will be just across the road from the proposed Spencer Dock station on the Interconnector which will divert DART services from the north away from Connolly, further increasing capacity.

Connections

While Connolly connects Dublin to the east coast of Ireland and to Sligo, Heuston Station serves the south and west of the country. Connolly station is connected to Heuston via the Luas tram system. Rail links also exist connecting the two stations passing through a tunnel under the Phoenix Park. Passenger services seldom use this section, with its main purpose being the transfer of rolling stock and locomotives (the main service depot for Iarnród Éireann is at Inchicore, just outside Heuston).

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Drogheda
MacBride
  Enterprise
Dublin-Belfast
  Terminus
Maynooth   Intercity
Dublin-Sligo
 
Terminus   Intercity
Dublin-Rosslare
  Tara Street
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
 
Howth Junction   Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Tara Street
Drumcondra   Commuter
Western Commuter
(City Branch)
 
Clontarf Road   DART
Trans-Dublin
  Tara Street
    From 2015    
Drumcondra   DART
Line 1
  Tara Street
Preceding station   Luas simple logo.svg Luas   Following station
Terminus   Red Line   Busáras
towards Tallaght or Saggart
Disused railways
Great Victoria
Street
  Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Enterprise Express
  Terminus

See also

Gallery

References

  • Johnson, S. (1997). Johnson's Atlas & Gazetteer of the Railways of Ireland, Midland Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85780-044-3.
  • O'Connor, K. (1999). The Great Northern Railway in Ironing the Land, The Coming of the Railways to Ireland, pp. 23-45. Gill & Macmillan Ltd. ISBN 0-7171-2747-8. (see also RTÉ TV series of same title)
  1. ^ "Dublin Amiens Street" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 

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