Tara Street 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 operate to Maynooth and the western suburbs, Balbriggan, Drogheda and Dundalk on the former GNR main line, Gorey and Rosslare Europort and Newbridge, through the Phoenix Park Tunnel.DescriptionThe 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 ticket office is open between 06:00-00:00 AM, Monday to Sunday.HistoryThe 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.