Phoenix Park Station to be renamed "Navan Road Parkway" following Customer Consultation.
15 September 2011
Iarnród Éireann has decided to rename Phoenix Park Station on the Dublin to Maynooth line to Navan Road Parkway following customer consultation.
The company undertook the consultation over the past fortnight via customer comment cards at the station and the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. The decision to review the name followed feedback from customers about the existing name. While it was named Phoenix Park as it was built to facilitate the development on the old Phoenix Park racecourse site, feedback had been received that the name caused confusion for those visiting the public amenity that is Phoenix Park, which is some distance away.
A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann said “we received a wide range of responses from customers to the proposal. There was an almost universal view that the Phoenix Park name was unsuitable, and most suggestions for a new name were a variation on Navan Road. Navan Road Parkway reflects the fact that there is a 100-space car park at the station, which will allow commuters from a wider catchment area to drive to the station and escape road congestion at that point.”
The company will implement the name change over the coming weeks, in station signage, route maps, automated announcements and timetables.
The station opened in January 2008 on the Maynooth-Dublin commuter line, between Castleknock and Ashtown Stations. It is served by 40 trains in each direction to and from the city.