Clondalkin/Fonthill railway station

Cluain Dolcáin/Cnoc an Fhuaráin
Iarnród Éireann
Location Clondalkin
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°20′00″N 6°24′22″W / 53.3334°N 6.4062°W / 53.3334; -6.4062Coordinates: 53°20′00″N 6°24′22″W / 53.3334°N 6.4062°W / 53.3334; -6.4062
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 4
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code CLDKN
Fare zone Suburban 2
Key dates
13 October 2008 Station opened

Clondalkin/Fonthill railway station (also known as Fonthill Road on Irish Rail Information screens and Clondalkin and Fonthill on onboard train announcements) serves the suburb of Clondalkin in County Dublin.

It opened on 13 October 2008,[1] and is located on the R113 road (in particular, the section known as the Fonthill Road), west of Clondalkin, between Ronanstown and the Nangor Road.

It is served by South Western Commuter services.

The station has four through platforms, although not all are currently in service pending completion of the Kildare Route Project, a major project to upgrade the South Western Commuter line.

Under Transport 21 plans, Clondalkin/Fonthill would interchange with a station of the planned Dublin Metro's Metro West line called Fonthill.


The current station replaced the former Clondalkin railway station, located less than 1 km east of the new station on the South Western Commuter line, at Cloverhill Industrial Estate. The station opened on 4 August 1846 and was closed to passengers on 20 January 1947 and for goods traffic on 9 June 1947.[2] It re-opened for passengers when the South Western Commuter service (originally known as Arrow) began on 16 May 1994.

The station again closed after the final train on 12 October 2008.

A signalman on duty on Christmas Eve 24 December 1960 inside Clondalkin Signal Box.

See also


  1. "Minister opens new rail station in Clondalkin". Irish Times.
  2. "Clondalkin station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 31 August 2007.
Preceding station   Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Park West &
Cherry Orchard
South Western Commuter
Park West &
Cherry Orchard
Line 2
  Dublin Metro  
Clondalkin   Metro West   Rowlagh
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