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Spencer Dock (Irish: Duga Spencer) is a location within North Wall, Dublin, Ireland. Occupants of Spencer Dock include the Convention Centre Dublin, PricewaterhouseCoopers' Irish headquarters, offices of the Central Bank of Ireland, Nationwide Building Society, Credit Suisse and TMF Group.

HistoryEdit

The dockland area was originally part of the end of the Royal Canal, which still reaches the River Liffey here. Spencer Dock comprises the part of North Wall between Guild Street, Upper Sheriff Street, New Wapping Street and North Wall Quay, as well as Docklands railway station.

Most of the 206,000 m² (51 acre) site was owned by Córas Iompair Éireann. CIÉ sold it for development because the former freight yards there were no longer needed. The site was then developed by Treasury Holdings.

TransportEdit

RailEdit

Spencer Dock is served by the Docklands railway station on Sheriff Street, at the north end of the site. Commuter services to Docklands on the Western Commuter line began in March 2007. Under the Transport 21 initiative, at one time due for completion by 2018, the station was to move south to a permanent location along New Wapping Street. This station was to connect to the DART network via the Interconnector tunnel and to the extended LUAS Red line. However, this project was deferred, due to the Post-2008 Irish economic downturn.

LuasEdit

The Luas Red Line which runs from Tallaght to The Point (via Busáras and Heuston Railway station) has a Spencer Dock stop. The Red Line extension opened on 9 December 2009. Since the Luas Cross City project was completed in December 2017 passengers from Spencer Dock can change onto the Luas Green Line at the Abbey Street stop.[1]

Preceding station   Luas   Following station
Mayor Square
towards Tallaght
  Red Line   The Point
Terminus

Dublin BikesEdit

In 2014, two Dublin Bikes stations were opened, one at Guild Street and another at the convention centre.

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