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Transportation systems are the life-giving arteries of any city. They should be efficient and generously designed and relate directly to the land uses which they are there to serve.

This website contains information detailing how the redevelopment of Tara Street Station can contribute positively to the enhancement of transportation and land use relationships in Dublin as well as providing a landmark building appropriate for this City centre transport node.

The Tara Street Station site is situated in a prime pivotal location at the junction of the traditional City core and the Docklands area to the east at the turn of the river Liffey where it is crossed by the loopline bridge. A greatly improved Tara Street Station will serve both the old City to the west and the emerging City to the East.


view of station from Liberty Hall Custom House Quay View View of station over looking river Liffey


Application Information, General documentation

- Irish Times (sample)
- Irish Independent (Sample)


Volume 1:Planning report

  1. Reference sources and jurisdiction boundaries
  2. The site and its immediate urban Context
  3. City of Dublin-The policy context
  4. The street context
  5. Urban Design Guidelines for the site
  6. The Architectural Proposal-A summary
  7. A visual analysis
  8. Microclimatic Analysis-Pedestrian areas
  9. Transportation Analysis
  1. Area Schedule
  2. Building Specifications
  3. The Project Team
  4. Technical Summary
  5. Fire Strategy
  6. Construction Methodology
  7. Sustainability


Volume 1:Appendices

Appendix A

Submission by Iarnród Éireann/CIE to Dublin City Council in February 2009 in response to the Draft Georges Quay Plan issued for public consultation by DCC in December 2008.

Appendix B


Volume 2:Shadow Impact Study

- Contents
- Introduction
- Site Conditions overview
- General Observations
- Analysis methodology
- Daylight performance
- Test Planes on the surrounding Buildings
- Simulation results
- Planning guidelines
- Analysis Observations
- Sunlight performance
- Shadow cast Analysis: March 21st (Spring Equinox)
- Shadow cast Analysis: June 21st (Summer Solstice)
- Shadow cast Analysis: December 21st (Winter Solstice)
- Shadow cast Analysis: selected dates as per 2001 Assessment.
- Planning Guidance
- Analysis Observations
- Conclusions


Volume 3:Visual Analysis Report and Photomontages

- Schedule of potential visual impacts of the proposed development at Tara Street Station, Dublin.
- View 1: View from the Point (O2).
- View 2: North Wall Quay at Spencer Dock
- View 3: View from St Stephens Green West.
- View 4: Victoria Bridge.
- View 5: Lord Edward street.
- View 6: Pembroke Street, Ballsbridge.
- View 7: North Strand Road at Five Lamps.
- View 8: Parnell Square.
- View 9: Henrietta Street.
- View 10: Batchelors Walk.
- View 11A: Halfpenny Bridge North.
- View 11B: Halfpenny Bridge South.
- View 12: Millennium Bridge.
- View 13A: Grattan Bridge (Centre).
- View 13B: Grattan Bridge (North).
- View 13C: Grattan Bridge (South).
- View 14: O’Donovan Rossa Bridge.
- View 15: Custom House Steps.
- View 16A: O’Connell Bridge (North)
- View 16B: O’Connell Bridge (South)
- View 16C: O’Connell Bridge (Middle)
- View 17: Beresford Place
- View 18A: College Street/College Green
- View 18B: College Green/College Street
- View 18C: College Green
- View 18D: College Green
- View 18E: College Green
- View 19A: Trinity College, Front Square
- View 19B: Trinity College, Front Square
- View 20A: Trinity College, New Square, Library steps
- View 20B: Trinity College, New Square
- View 20C: Trinity College, New Square
- View 20D: Trinity College, New Square
- View 21A: Trinity College, Moyne Institute
- View 21B: Trinity College, College Park
- View 21C: Trinity College, College Park
- View 22: Amiens Street
- View 23: Amiens Street at Busaras
- View 24: Gardiner Street Lower at Beresford Place
- View From Beresford Place
- View from Custom House Quay
- View from O’Connell Bridge (North)
- View from Trinity College, Moyne Institute


Volume 4:Application Drawings

- Site Location Plan
- Existing Ground/Concourse Level
- Existing Platform Level
- Proposed Basement Level
- Proposed Ground/Concourse Level
- Proposed First Floor Level
- Proposed Second/Platform Level
- Proposed 3rd 4th 5th 6th Floor Levels
- Proposed 7th 8th 9th 10th Floor Levels
- Proposed 11th Floor Level
- Proposed 12th Floor Level
- Proposed 13th Floor Level
- Proposed 14th (mezzanine Plant room) Level
- Proposed Roof Level
- Proposed North Elevation
- Proposed South Elevation
- Proposed East Elevation
- Proposed West Elevation
- Proposed Section AA
- Proposed Section BB
- Proposed Typical Floor Sections


Volume 5:Environmental Impact Statement

- Non technical summary

- Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Background to the Project
  3. Site and Scheme description
  4. Planning & Policy Context
  5. Townscape & Visual Effects assessment
  6. Transport Assessment - part 1
  1. Transport Assessment - part 2
  2. Noise and Vibration assessment
  3. Air Quality assessment
  4. Geology, Hydrogeology and Contaminated Land assessment
  5. Wind assessment
  6. Lighting assessment
  7. Socio-Economic assessment
  8. Cultural Heritage assessment
  9. Ecology assessment
  10. Summary of impacts and Mitigation measures
  11. List of Terms and Abbreviations
  12. Bibliography