Adamstown, west Co.Dublin, is a new suburban town located just west of Lucan, and is to be developed over the next 10 years, providing up to 10,000 new homes, along with employment, shopping, civic and cultural facilities. In 2007, Irish Rail constructed and opened a new railway station next to the Adamstown site on the main Dublin to Cork line, located just west of the original Lucan South station, closed 1947. Due to the economic downturn the potential of Adamstown has yet to fully be realised.

Adamstown Station has up and down platforms, with two bay platforms serving the slow lines used by stopping commuter services on the quadruped line from Dublin. The modern station building, architecturally pleasing, spans both running lines. The long straight just prior to the station allows trains to be seen travelling at speed.
Passing through the newly constructed station at Adamstown is 071 Class loco No.088, heading a service to Dublin consisting of Mk2 stock. Heading in the opposite way south on the approach to Adamstown is another 071 Class, this time No.088, with a rake of Mk3 stock. Passing beneath the elevated station building at Adamstown is a Dublin bound service hauled by 201 Class loco No.213. A 29000 Class railcar No.29118 calls at the loney and deserted station at Adamstown with a suburban service from Kildare to Dublin Heuston.
A Cork bound express approaches Adamstown Station at speed, hauled by 201 Class locomotive No.226, which was still in its original Irish Rail orange livery, unlike its newer Mk4 coaching stock. Another 201 Class loco still in its original orange livery was No.232, heading for Dublin past Adamstown with an afternoon train from the west. Having just past the departing railcar at the north end of Adamstown Station, 201 Class loco No.214 heads south with a rake of Mk3 coaching stock. Coming up from Ireland's second capital city; an afternoon Cork to Dublin train is propelled past Adamstown Station, been led by Mk4 driving van trailer No.4004.
The main line platforms at Adamstown Station, looking south towards Cork. A logo sign for the Adamstown housing development is visible on this side of the structure. Since this photographed was taken, the bay platform at Adamstown Station has acquired its track, but in 2008 the extra double line from Dublin had yet to be built. A view within the elevated station building at Adamstown, looking north towards Dublin City. All of the new stations have automatic barriers like these. Adamstown Station, as viewed from the centre island platform. All of the new station buildings between Hazelhatch and Dublin are elevated above the railway line.
There are as yet no structural developments on the southern side of Adamstown Station, and today they remain as open fields, as seen here.