THE ROOF RESTORATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED AT PEARSE RAILWAY STATION DUBLIN
Due to its proximity to Pearse Street, many Dubliners[myself included] refer to the station incorrectly as Pearse Street Station. My mother refers to it as Westland Row Station
A €10m roof replacement project started in August 2018 and was completed in June 2020.
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.
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.
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.