Pelletstown, the newest station on the Irish Rail network

Pelletstown, the newest station on the Irish Rail network The new train station at Pelletstwon, Dublin / NTA

Pelletstown, the newest station on the Iarnród Éireann network, opened to the communities of Ashington and Royal Canal Park in Dublin today, being the first railway station to open since 2013. The Station is funded by the NTA and Dublin City Council, and has been constructed by Sisk on behalf of Iarnród Éireann. Pelletstown was designated as a “Key Development Area” in the Dublin City Council Development Plan.

Pelletstown Station is situated between Ashtown and Broombridge stations on the Dublin to Maynooth/M3 Parkway line. It will serve the existing community of Ashington as well as the new community at Royal Canal Park, with a journey time of as little as 12 minutes from the city centre, served by 94 trains daily in total (weekdays).

The Station will comprise of two platforms, a footbridge and accessible ramp access between platforms and to the railway, as well as a second footbridge and accessible ramp over the canal. It will promote greater public transport options for residents in the area, reducing reliance on the private car and giving a more sustainable commuting option for the community.

The footbridges will improve connectivity between the two communities of Ashington and Royal Canal Park and will also provide a new pedestrian and cycle access to the Canal Greenway, promoting multi modal transport. Both bridges will also include ramps for the mobility impaired and those travelling with small children and heavy luggage. Bicycle parking will be provided, as well as dedicated accessible car park spaces, adjacent to Ashington Park.

Source: NTA


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