Tara Street railway station
Tara Street station
|Location||George's Quay, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
|Owned by||Iarnród Éireann|
|Operated by||Iarnród Éireann|
|1 May 1891||Station opens|
|List of railway stations in Ireland|
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.
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.
The station opened on 1 May 1891.
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.
City Centre Resignalling
The completion of the Irish Rail City Centre re-signalling project will see an
- Increase in the number of Northern and Maynooth line suburban trains stopping
- Possibility of trains from Kildare also serving Tara Street station
This will be made possible by the ability of the signalling system in the city centre to operate 20 trains per hour in both directions instead of 8.
The project is expected to begin in May 2015
Tara Street is to under go a major redevelopment in the future 
The plans include a new office block of 15 levels with 14,990sqm of offices. 10 levels will be above a new station concourse with access to the new station from Tara Street and George's Quay.
- "Tara Street station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
- http://www.tarastreetstation.ie/ CIE TARA STREET STATION REDEVELOPMENT site