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.