Category Archives: Dublin Luas

Luas fares to be changed in December

A new simplified fares structure is to be introduced on Dublin’s Luas tram network in December. The new fares are all part of the National Transport Authority’s 2017 proposals to introduce a flat fare across not only Luas but also … Continue reading

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Luas & Edinburgh Trams win the main award at Global Light Rail Awards again

Transdev Dublin Light Rail – operators of Luas – and Edinburgh Trams have been named joint Operators of the Year at the Global Light Rail Awards. The annual award ceremony took place in London on 3rd October and as always … Continue reading

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Storm Ali makes its mark

Storm season is upon us with Storm Ali causing major disruption across the northern part of the British Isles including service suspension on tramways in Dublin and on the Isle of Man.

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Picture in Time: Luas Sandyford Depot

Thursday’s are back to Picture in Time again this month with our look at archive images of light rail taking the slot. In this instalment we are in Ireland for a view at Sandyford Depot.

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Rail replacement works set to take place on Luas

There will be a closure of part of Luas’ Red line on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August to allow for some rail replacement work to take place close to the stop at St James. During this period trams on … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Luas 4012 & 4013

Today Picture in Time is heading back over the Irish Sea to Dublin for a view of two trams from the Luas system.

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Increase in passengers on Luas

Luas has enjoyed its best year yet for passenger numbers with 37.65 million passenger journeys recorded in 2017 – an increase of 3 million on the previous years figures. The Luas increase is part of a general trend in Ireland … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Luas 3002

As we enter May we have a change in our photo series again with Around the World in Trams taking a break with Tuesday’s for the next month now delving back into the modern tram archives. In this edition we … Continue reading

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Transdev wins at Irish Logistics & Transport Awards

Transdev – operators of Luas – have been named as Passenger Transport Operator of the Year at the Irish Logistics & Transport Awards. The company were praised for their focus on safety, efficiency and customer experience. The high standard of … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

We head over the Irish sea to Dublin for this week’s photographic offerings:

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New Luas trams withdrawn from service

The new 55 metre long Luas Citadis trams have been withdrawn from service owing to a “system fault”. So far only two of the seven trams have entered passenger service with their use confined to the morning peak to help … Continue reading

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Luas resumes a full service

After the heavy snow suffered as a result of Storm Emma services on Dublin’s Luas tram network have finally resumed a full service on both the Green and Red lines. When we last took a look at services running there … Continue reading

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Trams return in Dublin – but still not a full service

The effects of Storm Emma are still being felt in Dublin with a third day of interrupted services on Saturday 3rd March although at least some trams are now running on the Red line.

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Luas to make decision on weekend services on Saturday morning

The snowy and windy weather conditions are still affecting the British Isles with Luas still the worst affected tramway with no services still able to run on the entire network. It has now been confirmed that the shutdown will continue … Continue reading

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Luas services suspended due to weather

Whilst tramways within the UK have managed to continue to operate a service – albeit reduced in some places – it hasn’t been the same story in Dublin with Luas being suspended from midday on Thursday 1st March and not … Continue reading

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Luas win at The Green Awards

Dublin’s Luas tram system is celebrating having been recognised at The Green Awards which look for the extraordinary contribution and commitment companies make towards growing a greener future in Irish business. Winning The Green Transport Award Luas was recognised thanks … Continue reading

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Second of latest batch of trams for Luas enters service

The second of the seven longer 55 metre Alstom Citadis trams delivered to Dublin in late 2017 has now entered service. The tram was first used on Tuesday 20th February and, as with the first tram which entered service earlier … Continue reading

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Passengers satisfied with Luas

A new survey conducted on behalf of the National Transport Authority has shown that Ireland’s only tram system, Luas, had the most satisfied passengers in the country with 98% of those surveyed saying they were satisfied with the service.

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Picture in Time: Luas 3018

Our modern image from the archives today comes from the Irish capital with a photo taken in 2007 on Luas.

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First of new longer Luas trams enters service

Wednesday 7th February saw the introduction of the first of the new longer trams into service on Luas’ Green Line. Alstom Citadis 5027 – which was the first of seven 55 metre trams to be delivered to Dublin on 13th … Continue reading

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