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Adamstown Station


Location Client Cost Completion
Dublin, Ireland Iarnród Éireann, Chartridge Developments Ltd €6.2m (Euros) 2007

Project details

A new state-of-the-art train station.

The two-storey station layout comprises a public concourse spanning Intercity rail tracks with stair and lift access to the three new platforms, and future provision for a fourth platform once railway track capacity is increased.

The key design feature is the floating roof which has been developed as a prototype for the other proposed stations on the route. A semi-open concourse level is ‘roofed’ by a striking light weight space frame structure covered by semi-translucent PTFE fabric material. This partially open structure provides both natural ventilation and daylighting to the public concourse.

The station’s nerve centre is located within two enamelled steel-clad pods that sit either side of the concourse level and house the state-of-the-art ticket office and staff facilities, retail unit, and public amenities as well as significant track signalling, telecoms and services equipment.


  • a completely new station, to serve an adjacent developing new town


  • completed on time within an eleven month construction period
  • accommodates a capacity of 3000 passengers an hour
  • first railway station in recent times to be built and paid for by private developers rather than by public money
  • feeling of openness through patent glazing allowing views to trains and buses, and the surrounding landscape

Integrated services