A new entrance to Pearse Street station, bringing people directly from Pearse Street through the Trinity Bio Sciences Building was officially opened today by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar.
Funded by the National Transport Authority, who identified this project as a priority for the Greater Dublin Area, the station upgrade has many benefits including:
• better visual appearance of the station
• new lifts and escalators
• a second entrance directly into the Trinity Bio Sciences Building and access onto Pearse St
• more commercial units within the station.
• eleven new ticket validation gates and four new ticket vending machines.
• bicycle parking facilities for 20 bikes on northbound platform.
• full station compliance for persons with reduced mobility.
Pearse Station is Irish Rail’s busiest commuter station with 7 million passenger journeys through the station in 2012. The station is used by DART, Maynooth and Northern Commuter services as well as Rosslare Intercity services.
The project on average employed 50 contract and project management staff for the duration of the project and in total provided employment for 120 contractors throughout the project.