Category Archives: Dublin Luas

Increase in passengers for Luas

2017 has seen another increase in passengers for Dublin’s Luas network with 37.6 million passenger journeys recorded over the 12 months. This was an increase of 10.26% of figures from 2016.

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Christmas and New Year services 2017/18

Once again we bring you an one-stop guide to all services being operated on the tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2017-18. There are no big changes in the services … Continue reading

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“Teething problems” for Luas extension

As we have previously reported the Cross City line on Luas opened to the public on Saturday 9th December providing the opportunity for much better connections between the Green and Red lines in the centre of Dublin. The new service … Continue reading

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Luas Cross City line opens

At 1400 on Saturday 9th December the crucial Cross City line on Dublin’s Luas network was officially opened with services on the Green line now extended to travel through to Broombridge. The current Taoiseach Leo Vardaker – a former Transport … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Dublin Luas 3003

Making its debut in the Picture in Time series in this edition we travel to Dublin for an image taken during 2004 of one of the Alstom Citadis trams, before they were lengthened.

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Luas Cross City line to open 9th December

The much anticipated Cross City line on Dublin’s Luas network will open to the public at 1400 on Saturday 9th December. The 5.9km extension has been under construction since June 2013 and will, for the first time, provide an interchange … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Testing on Luas Cross city line

With the line due to open to the public in December testing of trams on the Luas cross city line is continuing to ensure that everything is ready for the first passengers to be carried. Despite the effects of Storm … Continue reading

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Ophelia does her worst causing Luas and MER suspensions

Services on both Luas and the Manx Electric Railway were hit by ex-Hurricane Ophelia at the start of the week with no trams able to run for large periods of time, firstly due to safety fears and then because of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

A couple of smaller Photo Galleries have been added to the main site this week:

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Luas Cross City line starts testing

Saturday 17th June was a key milestone in Luas Cross City line project with the initial gauging runs taking place ahead of the line’s opening planned for the end of 2017. Two of the system’s Citadis 401 trams had been … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2016-17

This is your complete one-stop guide to services being operated on all tram and light rail networks in the British Isles over the Christmas and New Year period 2016-17. The differences in services being offered is plain to see from … Continue reading

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Bus hits tram in Dublin

Eight people were injured when a tour bus hit a Luas tram in Dublin City Centre on Friday 28th October. The circumstances surrounding the collision are not yet known but three investigations are now reported to be underway to find … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We have another three Photo Galleries for you this week as part of our latest main site update:

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Strikes ended in two capital cities

Positive news to report from both Dublin and London where proposed strikes have now been cancelled following new offers from management. Both Luas in Dublin and London Tramlink were involved in disputes over pay but recent fresh offers have now … Continue reading

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Latest Luas strikes cancelled

Two four hour strikes due to take place on Dublin’s Luas network on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May have been cancelled to allow talks to take place in an attempt to find an end to the pay dispute which … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Dublin Luas update

Work to extend the Luas system through Dublin City Centre has been continuing in recent weeks as show in this latest pictorial update as provided by John Hampton.

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And the strikes goes on

Despite hopes that there may be gave been an end to the strike action on the Luas tram system in Dublin drivers have once again taken action this week – with more strike days to come in the coming weeks.

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Luas strikes suspended

The next round of strikes planned on Dublin’s Luas system have been suspended with further talks between operator Transdev and the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical union (Siptu) now set to take place to try and bring an end to … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Luas Cross City line extension progress

The main news coming out of Dublin recently may have been all to do with the ongoing strike action on the Luas system but there is also some more positive news to report with progress continuing on the construction of … Continue reading

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Luas strikes continue

Despite hopes in March that the disruptive strike action on Dublin’s Luas tram system over pay was over the dispute is ongoing with further strikes due to take place later this month and into May. The last we reported on … Continue reading

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