I USED THE EQUIVALENT OF A 130MM LENS
The station was really busy because of the rugby match at Lansdowne Road. Five-try Ireland comfortably beat England 29-10 in a World Cup warm-up at the Aviva Stadium.
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.
The completion of the Irish Rail City Centre re-signalling project has seen an:
- Increase in the number of Northern and Maynooth line suburban trains stopping at Tara street.
- Trains from Newbridge also serving Tara Street station.This has been made possible by increasing the ability of the signalling system in the city centre to operate 20 trains per hour in both directions instead of 8.
The project began in March 2015 and was commissioned on 17 July 2016.
The future plans for Tara Street Station in Dublin include the construction of a 22-storey mixed-use development adjoining the station. The development, which has been approved by An Bord Pleanála, will include a 200-bedroom hotel, 430,000 square feet of office space, and a rooftop bar. The development is expected to be completed in 2025.
The development is part of a wider regeneration of the Tara Street area, which is also home to the new Metro station. The Metro is a planned underground rapid transit system that will connect the city centre with the suburbs. The Tara Street station will be a major interchange station for the Metro.
The redevelopment of Tara Street Station is expected to improve the connectivity and accessibility of the area, and to boost economic activity. The development is also expected to create jobs and to generate revenue for the city.
I used an 85mm lens on a Sony FX30 body which is equivalent to using a 130mm telephoto lens.
A telephoto lens is a type of camera lens that is designed to magnify distant objects. It does this by having a longer focal length than a standard lens. The focal length of a lens is the distance between the optical centre of the lens and the point where the light rays converge to form a sharp image. A telephoto lens typically has a focal length of 70mm or longer.
The benefits of using a telephoto lens include:
The ability to magnify distant objects, making them appear closer. This is useful for wildlife photography, sports photography, and other situations where you want to get close to the action without actually being there.
The ability to compress the background, which can make the subject appear larger and more dominant in the frame. This is a popular technique in portrait photography.
The ability to create a shallow depth of field, which blurs the background and makes the subject stand out. This is also a popular technique in portrait photography.
Telephoto lenses are not without their drawbacks. They are typically larger and heavier than standard lenses, and they can be more difficult to use. They also tend to be more expensive.