Irish Rail’s to begin construction of the new station at Pelletstown on the Maynooth commuter line. It’ll serve the fast-growing growing Ashtown suburb, where thousands of new homes are being built.
The new train station will be located just 4km from the city centre after the council gave the go-ahead to start work. The new station is to be developed on the Maynooth commuter line between Ashtown and Broombridge.
The €6.5m project is expected to take up to two years to finish. In 2014 The Dublin Housing Taskforce outlined Pelletstown as a potential hub for large-scale housing but said its lack of train station had left it at a disadvantage.
It had been in the pipeline for 20 years with it first being proposed in 1998 but it wasn’t until 2014 before it was given the go-ahead.
The area has since seen a number of housing investments with the company putting in an application to include a footbridge linking Ashington Park with the Pelletstown station. The NTA say they hope to start building sometime next year.
Dublin Chamber’s Head of Public Affairs Graeme McQueen said:
“These plans for a new station are exciting for north Dublin, particularly given the plans to electrify the Maynooth line over the coming years.
“Passenger numbers on the Maynooth line have grown significantly over the past 20 years. With many rush hour services at capacity on the Maynooth line, it is vital that a more frequent service is introduced as soon as possible.”