Tara Street railway station

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To be distinguished from Tara Station.
Tara Street Iarnród Éireann
Sráid na Teamhrach
DART train at Tara Street station.jpg
Tara Street station
Location
Place Dublin (George's Quay)
Local authority Dublin City Council
Operations
Station code 124
Platforms in use 2
History
1 May 1891 Station opens
Iarnród Éireann - Ireland railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
The Loopline Viaduct Prior to Tara Street
Tara Street sign, (Irish: Sráid na Teamhrach)
Loopline bridge near Tara Street station

Tara Street (Irish: Sráid na Teamhrach) is a railway station in central Dublin, Ireland. It is adjacent to Loopline Bridge on George's Quay.

It deals with mainly DART trains and longer distance commuter trains. Commuter services go to (1) Maynooth and the western suburbs, (2) Balbriggan, Drogheda and Dundalk on the former GNR(I) main line and (3) Arklow and Rosslare Europort.

Description[edit]

The station has two through platforms above street level with ticket areas and retail outlets at street level. The platform retaining walls, the stairwells and canopies were originally timber planking but upgraded to include escalators and fibreglass panels in the 1970s and 1980s.

More recent changes have seen new stairwells installed and platforms lengthened to reflect the increasing throughput. There are proposals to build in the airspace above the station and adjacent property has been acquired for this purpose.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 May 1891.[1]

It is on the 'Loop Line' which was constructed towards the end of the 19th century by the City of Dublin Junction Railway, connecting the Dublin & Kingstown terminus at Westland Row (now Pearse Station) and Amiens St (now Connolly Station) on the Great Northern Railway (Ireland), and linked into the Midland Great Western freight line, thus joining up all the main railways in Dublin.

Redevelopment[edit]

Tara Street is to go under a major redevelopment in future [2] The plans include a new office block. It will increase DART journeys from 12 to 20 trains an hour each way. It is the third of Dublin's four main railway stations to be redeveloped.

Preceding station Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann Following station
Dublin Connolly   Intercity
Dublin-Rosslare
  Dublin Pearse
Dublin Connolly   Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Dublin Pearse
  Commuter
South Eastern Commuter
 
Dublin Connolly   Commuter
Western Commuter
(City Branch)
  Dublin Pearse
  DART
Trans-Dublin
 

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tara Street station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  2. ^ http://www.tarastreetstation.ie/ CIE TARA STREET STATION REDEVELOPMENT site

Coordinates: 53°20′48″N 6°15′15″W / 53.34676°N 6.25414°W / 53.34676; -6.25414