15% rise in passenger numbers on Luas

2019 saw a rise for the third consecutive year in passenger numbers on Ireland’s only tram system, Luas. 48.1 million journeys were recorded which was an increase of 15% on the previous year’s figure.

This was the first full year of the Green line extension to Broombridge which goes a long way to explaining the large increase but the year also saw two newly extended trams entering service late in the year as part of a major project which will see a further 24 trams treated over the next 18 months. Coupled with the seven new 55m trams which were delivered the previous year capacity has been increased on a larger network which has created the record-breaking figures. And if that’s not enough there will be more eight more trams delivered in the second quarter of 2020.

In total 290 million passenger journeys were made on Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann, Iarnrod Eireann, Luas and Go-Ahead Ireland on Transport for Ireland Public Service Obligation services. This was a rise of 24 million – or 9%.

Luas passenger journeys recorded since 2010:

2010 – 27.53m

2011 – 29.10m

2012 – 29.32m

2013 – 30.51m

2014 – 32.61m

2015 – 34.60m

2016 – 34.10m

2017 – 37.60m

2018 – 41.80m

2019 – 48.10m

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