Brian Haworth

Updated: 18/01/2015








Built by the Midland Great Western, Maynooth station, in County Kildare,

is situated 14 miles 72 chains from Dublin Connolly,


Today, it is a very busy outer suburban commuter station,

but this was not always the case.


In fact the station was closed on 10 November 1947,

and did not re-open until 30 November 1981.


In 2001, the station received a major upgrade

and a new ticket office, shop and administrative offices were built.


The current station has two platforms.


On leaving the station towards Sligo, the line singles,

and has passing loops at selective stations all the way to Sligo.






29000 Class 4 car, outer suburban 29129

departs Maynooth with an early evening service to Dublin Connelly.


The 2001 station-build contrasts with the old signal box,


with its flourishing gutter garden !







Two class 22000 Rotem units

meet at Maynooth.


Unit 22341 is bound for Sligo,


whilst sister unit 22242

is on its way to Dublin Connolly from Sligo












As the services on this route are guardless,

and, due to the fact that the platform is on a curve,


both mirrors and cameras, which are fed to a TV monitor,

are used to aid the driver checking the doors prior to departure.


The TV monitor is clearly visible on the right of the photograph.












Close-up of Maynooth Station












The lovely old, out-of-use signal box

on the platform


at Maynooth












Driver's eye-view through the platform mirror







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