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Pearse Station will close for 13 weekends over next 2 years to get a new roof

The 130-year-old Dublin station will under-go a refurbishment worth at least €10 million over the next two years.

Pearse Station is Ireland’s second busiest train station and the busiest commuter station.
Pearse Station is Ireland’s second busiest train station and the busiest commuter station.
Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

WORK TO THE roof on Dublin’s Pearse Station will begin in the second half of next year, Iarnród Éireann has said.

Extensive works worth up to €10 million are needed to upgrade the roof, which dates back to the 1880s.

Because of the extent of the work involved, the station will close on 13 weekends between August 2018 and June 2020. This closure is to allow for “round-the-clock works”, which involves lifting in sections of the new roof.

During these weekends, the northside Dart, Maynooth and Drogheda services would operate to and from Connolly Station, with the southside Dart and Rosslare services operating to and from Grand Canal Dock.

Iarnród Éireann says the current roof “is in poor condition”, and protective mesh netting has been in place in the station below roof level in recent years to protect customers and rail services, due to the corrosion which has occurred.

The project will be funded by the National Transport Authority, Iarnród Éireann said.

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