Putting Pelletstown On The Map

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This afternoon.

Behold: an aerial view of Pelletstown, the newest station on the Iarnród Éireann network, serving the communities of Ashington and Royal Canal Park. Dublin

Open on Sunday, September 26.

Berry Kenny writes:

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 as12 minutes from the city centre, served by 94 trains daily in total (weekdays). 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.

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18 thoughts on “Putting Pelletstown On The Map

      1. Fergalito

        Christ, i hate those make-uppy Irish words. What’s the point in the fadas at all?

        Ironic, isn’t it, that once upon a time all Irish towns, town-lands, places, fields, bends in the roads had these wonderfully descriptive Irish language names rich in meaning and easy on the ear. The Brits as part of the campaign they waged down through the centuries imposed their own stupid sounding English names on these Irish places based, phonetically on how the Irish names sounded. Now we’re imposing stupid, makey-uppy Irish names on stupid makey-uppy English names?

        The scene from The Sopranos always cracks me up where Phil Leotardo goes into the history of his surname. Here it is, from the mouth of the man himself:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv2fn1NSRZU

        I got waaaay more value out of this Pelletstown malarkey than i expected.

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        1. scottser

          goomba is your ‘bit on the side’, i believe.
          i recall a comedy sketch (savage eye, maybe?) about our place names. Upper class brit officer dragging a working class private around the country with a map:
          officer – ‘ask that paddy where we are private’
          paddy – ‘baile an caineamh is ainm an ait seo’
          private – ‘ i fink e said ballycanoe sir’
          officer ‘ballycanoe, eh? well write it down private, come along then..’

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          1. Fergalito

            That’s it exactly Scottser, some quality sketches on The Savage Eye.

            Thanks for straightening me out on Goomba, might help me avoid a potentially embarrassing situation next time I’m parading through main street New Jersey.

  1. Bruncvik

    I live on the Royal Canal Side. This will cut my journey time to church by more than half, just in time for all restrictions on religious services to be dropped.

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  2. Liam Knuj

    I’m all in favour of investing in the railways, but can anyone explain why they built this new station about 500 metres from the existing Ashtown station on the same line?

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    1. Cian

      It’s about 2.3km between Ashtown and Broombridge stations; The new station is over 1km from either.

      Not hugely unusual; a most of the Dart stations are 900-1400m apart.

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      1. paval

        The faster acceleration of the DART as opposed to a diesel commuter train makes that far more practical. New stations are a good thing, but with no capacity increases in the near future it will mean a longer journey time and increased loading. It is like building houses and hoping the facilities will follow “in the future”

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