The dockland area was originally part of the end of the Royal Canal, which still reaches the River Liffey here. Spencer Dock comprises the part of North Wall between Guild Street, Upper Sheriff Street, New Wapping Street and North Wall Quay, as well as Docklands railway station.
Most of the 206,000 m² (51 acre) site was owned by Córas Iompair Éireann. CIE sold it for development because the former freight yards there were no longer needed. The site was then developed by Treasury Holdings.
Spencer Dock is served by the Docklands railway station on Sheriff Street, at the north end of the site. Commuter services to Docklands on the Western Commuter line began in March 2007. Under the Transport 21 initiative, due for completion by 2018, the station will move south to a permanent location along New Wapping Street. This station will connect to the DART network via the Interconnector tunnel and to the extended LUAS Red line. This project is expected to be deferred, due to the 2008-2011 Irish financial crisis.
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