Ceannt Station entrance change to facilitate works

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Access to Ceannt Station has been changed from today to allow for redevelopment works taking place at the station.

Iarnród Éireann has advised travellers that the back (car park) entrance will be closed and that the Station Road entrance will provide access to the booking office only – and not to the platforms.

The new main entrance to access platforms for train services will be further east along Station Road.

Iarnród Éireann apologised for any inconvenience caused by these arrangements, thanking customers for their understanding during these improvement works.

The redevelopment of Ceannt Station is funded by the Department of Housing’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) and the National Transport Authority.

It will ensure Ceannt Station becomes an expanded and integrated transport hub in the heart of Galway.

Improvements to the station will include an increase in platforms in the station from two to five, supporting significantly expanded rail services well into the future.

It will also include a new southern entrance and façade to Ceannt Station, creating an attractive modern station including new customer facilities, retail units and toilet facilities.

Enhanced connectivity and interchange between rail and bus services are also planned, making it easier and more attractive to customers to use multiple modes, and including improved accessibility and waiting areas, as well as Bus Éireann ticket office improvements.

Additionally, future bus bay expansion will be provided for, which is envisaged under the development of adjacent lands.

A new roof on the existing train hall will transform the platform and circulation areas into bright, welcoming spaces.

Renovations will also take place to the existing northern elevation, prioritising accessibility and customer mobility through the entire station complex, as well as infrastructure works including track and resignalling to support the increase in the number of platforms, and services including drainage.

The project is on schedule to be substantially completed by Spring 2026.