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Newbridge train station works

  • 24-09-2011 10:01pm
    Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭

    Hey guys first time posting here just wanted to ask if anybody has any information on the Newbridge station works that have just started in past week ?? Can't seem to find anything on it except for a short Kildare nationalist Article.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,014 ✭✭✭✭Victor

    A lot of stations are part of a minor wroks programme to do things like wheelchair access and ticket barriers.

    I presume it is this:
    Application Details
    Planning Number: 11616
    Local Authority: Kildare County Council
    Applicant Name: Iarnród Éireann,
    Development Address: Newbridge Railway Station, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

    Application Type

    Development Description: development which will consist of the demolition of existing dilapidated secondary structures, the construction of a new single storey, pitched roof, brick structure and a new single storey flat roof, brick and glass block structure, to the Dublin platform, both to house ticket validation equipment, works to the interior of the outhouse building to improve staff facilities and other minor works. Newbridge Railway Station is a protected structure

  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭JeffK88

    Looks like there doing more than just minor works ..looks like a total rebuild of the station ..thanks for link anyway

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,295 ✭✭✭dowlingm

    JeffK88 wrote: »
    Looks like there doing more than just minor works ..looks like a total rebuild of the station ..thanks for link anyway
    If only they were turning the bay platform into a full 3rd track for overtaking :D

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,032 ✭✭✭DWCommuter

    All promised 6 years ago!!:eek:

  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭JeffK88

    Or even the once promised DART as far as Kildare town but with all the new building work around the station I think its to safe that wont happen at anytime in the foreseeable future .you would think that would be some kind of thank you for paying 13.40 for single ticket to heuston

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Jimbo1977

    The works at Newbridge are new footbrodge with lift and ramp. Also a seperate new footbridge with footpaths each side linking to the existing footpaths. Platforms to be upgraded too. The following is copied from the Kildare Co Council Website:

    "PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (Part XI) (As amended)


    Pedestrian Bridge at Station Road Newbridge.

    Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given that Kildare County Council proposes the development of a pedestrian bridge at Station Road, Newbridge, County Kildare.

    The proposed pedestrian bridge is designed to provide improved access for the general public and customers of Irish Rail.

    The public will access the bridge via a new footpath running parallel to Station Road.

    Irish Rail customers will access the bridge from the northern platform of the station via a ramp. Access from the southern platform will be via a lift.

    This development will materially affect the character of part of a proposed protected structure, Newbridge Railway Station. This structure is listed in the Draft Kildare County Development Plan 2011 - 2017 Volume 2, Appendix II, Record of Protected Structures B23-52. The part of this structure being affected by the development is known as the Lamp Room.

    Ancillary works associated with the scheme will include drainage, fencing, landscaping and signage."