Amiens Street, Dublin

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LUAS tram crossing Amiens Street into Store Street.

Amiens Street, located in Dublin, Ireland is named after street was named after Viscount Amiens, Earl of Aldborough. It is one of the most frequented streets by railway passengers using Dublin Connolly station which was formerly called Amiens Street Station opened in 1844. It was renamed after James Connolly. The Italianate architecture of the Dublin and Drogheda Railway station buildings are the focal point of the street. The street was one of the boundaries of Dublin's red-light district, Monto,[1] that existed between the 1860s - 1920s.

The street links the International Financial Services Centre and the Custom House Quay across the tramlines of the LUAS where there is street level tram terminal and interchange for the trains in Dublin Connolly. Across the road over the pedestrian crossing is Talbot Street. Further up the street with an over bridge carrying the DART (en route to Tara Street across the Liffey) over the street to the North Strand Road heading towards Fairview.

The 19th century Irish novelist, Charles Lever, was born in No. 35 Amiens Street.

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  1. ^ "Red-light alert". Love & Sex (Irish Independent). 10 April 2011. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 

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Coordinates: 53°21′05″N 06°14′59″W / 53.35139°N 6.24972°W / 53.35139; -6.24972