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Pearse railway station or Dublin Pearse is a railway station on Westland Row on the Southside of Dublin, Ireland. It is Ireland’s busiest commuter station and second busiest station overall (behind Dublin Connolly railway station) with 9 million passenger journeys through the station in 2016.
All DART services stop at the station. Additionally Pearse is on the South Eastern Commuter (Dublin Connolly to Gorey) and South Western Commuter (Grand Canal Dock to Newbridge) routes, and is a terminus for the Northern Commuter (to Balbriggan / Dundalk) and Western Commuter (to Maynooth / Longford) services. It also services the InterCity (from Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort) route.
The station has two through platforms, 1 and 2, the former on the Boyne Street side for northbound “up” services towards Connolly station, the other on the Pearse Street side for southbound “down” services towards Bray. It also has a café and public toilets.
The southbound entrance (Pearse Street and Trinity BioScience) is open from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM daily from Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in addition to the main entrance on Westland Row, which is open all during station opening hours. The ticket office is open from 7:30 AM to 9:50 PM, Monday to Sunday.
The roof structure comprises two main sections – the main station area roof has 40 barrelled roof trusses, each spanning 28 metres, over 38 bays, with additional gable end structures at both ends. Adjacent to the main station roof there is a second similar roof, which covers a car park and station infrastructure area. This is smaller and comprises 19 trusses over 18 bays.
A €10m roof replacement project started in August 2018 and was completed in June 2020.
Pearse Station was closed for 13 weekends over the two years to facilitate the replacement project. During these weekends, northside DART, Maynooth and Drogheda services operated to and from Connolly Station, with southside DART and Rosslare services operating from Grand Canal Dock.