Friday, 10 June 2011
Lower Drumcondra Road
Although the horse and cart has been replaced by an Aircoach, the railway bridge is clearly visible in both images. Drumcondra train station opened on 1 April 1901, but the line (which also served nearby Glasnevin) was little used, and was closed on 1 December 1910. However, the growth of commuter suburbs in the north west of Dublin led to the opening of the Western Commuter railway line in stages from 1981-98. Drumcondra was the last station on this line to be added, being reopened in 1998.
It's also planned for Drumcondra station to be an interchange stop on Metro North - but I think we're better off not holding our breaths for that.
EAS_1685, National Photographic Archive