Dublin Connolly, commonly called Connolly station is one of the main railway stations in Dublin, Ireland, and is a focal point in the Irish route network. Opened in 1844 as Amiens Street Station, the ornate facade has a distinctive Italianate tower at its centre. Situated on the north side of the River Liffey, it provides intercity and commuter services to the north, northwest and southeast of the island. The north-south Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) service also passes through the station. The station offices serve as the headquarters of the Irish Rail firm Iarnród Éireann.
Iarnród Éireann has proposed a major realignment of local services into the capital in order to ease the congestion at Connolly. The opening of Docklands station has provided an alternative terminus for the Western Commuter line to Mullingar
. It is planned that these services will form the basis for the planned line to Dunboyne
. IÉ plan to retain Docklands station as a terminus for services from Pace. Docklands will be just across the road from the proposed Spencer Dock station on the Interconnector which will divert DART services from the north away from Connolly, further increasing capacity.
Connolly has seven platforms; four terminal (1-4) for trains from the north, and three through - the former Amiens St Jctn station - (5-7), for trains from the south.
There are three Intercity routes served:
- The Enterprise service to Belfast (intermediate stops, Drogheda, Dundalk, Newry, Portadown)
- Sligo Mac Diarmada (some main stops, Maynooth, Mullingar, Longford)
- Rosslare Europort, via Pearse Station and the "loop line" bridge (selected stops, Arklow, Gorey, Wexford). The 16:37 departure from Connolly to Rosslare Europort offers a connection to ferries for Wales and France.
Suburban services run on the same routes, as far as Drogheda, Dundalk, Maynooth and Gorey or Enniscorthy
. DART uses platforms equipped with overhead wires (Platforms 5, 6, and 7). Terminal platform 4 is also electrified, although electric trains rarely use it.