Sod turned to start work on new Maynooth line rail station

New station at Pelletstown 12 minutes from city centre

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Sod turned to start work on new Maynooth line rail station

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon and Irish Rail CEO, Jim Meade, mark work start on new station

 The sod has been turned on the construction of a new station on the Iarnrod Eireann Maynooth rail line.

Today, Wednesday, February 26, the National Transport Authority chief executive, Anne Graham, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Tom Brabazon, and Iarnród Éireann chief executive, Jim Meade, were present to turn the sod at Pelletstown Station.

The sod turning marks the commencement of construction on Pelletstown Station which is situated between Ashtown and Broombridge stations on the Maynooth line.

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It will serve the existing community of Ashington as well as the new community at Royal Canal Park.

The journey time on the line to the city centre will be 12 minutes.

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 This is the first new station to open on the Iarnród Éireann network since Oranmore opened in 2013, and will be the 145th station on the network in total.