Category Archives: Dublin Luas

2018 sees record passenger numbers on Luas

As would be expected considering it was the first full year of the Cross City Green line extension, 2018 saw a record breaking year for passenger numbers on Luas with nearly 42 million passengers carried on the network.

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Independent survey gives thumbs up to Luas Cross City extension

Having now being operational for a little over a year a recent independent survey has shown that the extension of the Luas green line – via the new Cross City line – is popular with those using it with a … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year services 2018/19

The Turkey gets boring, you’re fed up with yet more repeats on the television and being confined to barracks with the family is starting to get a bit irritating – but what are you going to do? How about going … Continue reading

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This week on British Trams Online

Another couple of Photo Galleries have been added to the website this week:

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Luas passengers remain satisfied with service

Despite problems with reliability experienced since the opening of the cross city extension last December the vast majority of passengers on Luas remain satisfied with the service according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the National Transport Authority.

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Picture in Time: Dublin Luas 3025

Heading over to Ireland for Picture in Time today as we feature an image from over 10 years ago on the Luas network.

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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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