Pearse Station roof renovation: two Dublin train stations are closed from 13-14 April

Pearse Station (Photo: Irish Rail)

Pearse Station (Photo: Irish Rail)

Irish Rail has reminded the public that two of Dublin's busiest train stations are shut during the weekend of 14-15 April. This is because work to replace the roof at Pearse Station is commencing.

Passengers should be aware that

  • DARTs will be operate between Howth/Malahide and Connolly; and between Grand Canal Dock and Greystones only

  • Tara St and Pearse Stations will be closed.

Irish Rail has this to say about the project:

“Iarnród Éireann’s project to renew and replace the roof of Dublin’s Pearse Station has commenced.

The roof structure, which dates from the 1880s, is in poor condition, and protective mesh netting has been in place in the station below roof level in recent years to protect customers and rail services, due to the corrosion which has occurred.  Its replacement has been identified by Iarnród Éireann as a crucial safety project.

While the roof is not a protected structure, Iarnród Éireann has specified that the external appearance and character of the structure should be maintained.

The project will cost €17 million and is funded by the National Transport Authority, and will take place over a period of 23 months. 

While the vast majority of works will not affect rail services and are also planned to take place at daytime to reduce impact on the surrounding areas, Iarnród Éireann does expect that the station will need to be closed for up to 13 weekends over the 23-month period for round-the-clock works, involving crane operation to install sections of the new structure.”

For more information, please see the Irish Rail website.