Sydney Parade railway station

This article is about the railway station in Dublin, Ireland. For the station in Sydney (Australia), see Central railway station, Sydney.
Sydney Parade
Paráid Sydney
Iarnród Éireann
Location Sandymount
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°19′15″N 6°12′41″W / 53.3208°N 6.2115°W / 53.3208; -6.2115Coordinates: 53°19′15″N 6°12′41″W / 53.3208°N 6.2115°W / 53.3208; -6.2115
Owned by Iarnród Éireann
Operated by Iarnród Éireann
Platforms 2
Structure type At-grade
Other information
Station code SIDNY
Fare zone Suburban 1
Key dates
January 1835 Station opens
1960 Station closed
1972 Station reopens
2014 Station refurbished

Sydney Parade Railway Station (Irish: Stáisiún Pharáid Sydney) is located at Sydney Parade Avenue in Sandymount, Dublin 4, Ireland. The alternative spelling Sidney Parade is also in common usage.

It serves the southern end of Dublin 4, St Vincent's Hospital at Elm Park and the RTÉ Radio & Television studios at Montrose, Donnybrook. It has a bus connection with the University College of Dublin campus at Belfield.

There is a level crossing at the northern end of the station.

The ticket office is open between 06:00-00:00 AM, Monday to Friday. It is unmanned on Saturday and Sunday.

Sydney Parade Plaque
Plaque in shelter on southbound platform of Sydney Parade


The station opened in January 1835[1] as a halt on the Dublin and Kingstown Railway. In 1852 it was upgraded to a full station with the construction of shelters, stone platforms and a footbridge.

The station was closed in 1960 and reopened in 1972.

Literary references

A crucial incident in the story "A Painful Case" by James Joyce (from his collection Dubliners) occurs here.

The station is mentioned in the title of the bestselling book Should Have Got Off At Sydney Parade authored under the pen-name Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.

See also


  1. "Sydney Parade" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
Preceding station   Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Sandymount   DART
Lansdowne Road   Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
Lansdowne Road   Commuter
Northern Commuter
Peak times only
Western Commuter
(City Branch)

Peak times only
Sandymount   DART
Line 1
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