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Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin

Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.

 Pelletstown Station is now open. Journey time to Dublin city centre is 12 minutes.
Pelletstown Station is now open. Journey time to Dublin city centre is 12 minutes.
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Updated Sep 26th 2021, 1:11 PM

THE NEWEST TRAIN station on Ireland’s rail network has officially been opened in north Dublin today.

Pelletstown Station is situated between Ashtown and Broombridge stations on the Dublin to Maynooth/M3 Parkway line, and will serve locals in Ashington and Royal Canal Park in Dublin 7.

The new station was described as “badly needed” when it was announced in 2018, with the number of homes being built in the nearby Ashtown area increasing.

The Pelletstown area was designated as a “key development area” in the 2016-2022 Dublin City Council Development Plan.

The Station comprises two platforms, with a footbridge and accessible ramp access between platforms and to the railway.

Trains will take as little as 12 minutes to get from the station to the city centre, and will be served by 94 trains a day on weekdays.

It is the first new station to open on the Irish Rail network since Oranmore in Co Galway opened in 2013, and will be the 145th station on the network in total.

New footbridges will also provide a new pedestrian and cycle access point to the Royal Canal Greenway to promote active travel and other forms of transport.

Bicycle parking will be provided at the station, as well as dedicated accessible car park spaces, adjacent to Ashington Park.

The station was opened today by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan. 

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pelletstown Transport Minister Eamon Ryan was joined by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for Children Roderic O Gorman, Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport Jack Chambers as well as Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive Jim Meade, and National Transport Authority Chief Executive Anne Graham to mark the opening of the station. Source: Jason Clarke

“This new station will greatly benefit the communities of Ashington and Royal Canal Park by providing much-needed public transport options as well as cutting journey times in and out of the city,” Minister Ryan said.

Making it easier for people to choose public transport and combine their cycling, walking and rail journeys will help us reach our climate goals.

Irish Rail has advised rail passengers using the Dublin to Maynooth line that there will be minor alterations to some services from Sunday onwards because of the opening of the station.

Customers at all stations on the line are advised to check times before travel, as some departure times will be marginally earlier at some stations. Full details are available on Irish Rail’s website.

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