Kilbarrack, located in the northern suburbs of Dublin City, was served by a station principally constructed for the new council residential areas that were becoming established in the area. Kilbarrack Station was opened in June 1969, and was of a simple construction, consisting of up & down platforms, small concrete built booking office and a Victorian footbridge which had been salvaged from a former station elsewhere. In the early 1980s, with the commencement of the DART services, the footbridge was replaced as well as the booking office, a much more attractive red bricked building taking its place. More recently the platforms have been lengthened at the southern end.