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.

New track has appeared in O'Connell Street in Dublin as part of the cross city tram route.On the left is the portico of the GPO and on the right the Spire which sits on the sight of the former Nelso's Column. O'Connell Street last had trams running along it in 1949.

New track past the front of Trinity College and open to general traffic on its first day after completion.

Tram 3013 standing at the three tgrack stub terminus at the Point alongside the new Gibson hotel. The 3000 series trams were originally delivered as three section cars but were quickly extended to five sections to cope with the number of passengers. (All Photographs by John Hampton)

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6 Responses to In Pictures: Dublin Luas update

  1. Fred Fitter says:

    I think the descriptions with the photo’s of O’Connell Street & Trinity College are crossed

  2. James palma says:

    Is the extension only single track?

    • Nigel Pennick says:

      I believe it is single tracks running in opposite directions in parallel streets, a far cry from the double four-track terminus outside the General Post Office on the old broad-gauge system closed in 1949.

    • Tony Sullivan says:

      As Nigel says sections in the city centre have places where the tracks in either direction run along parallel streets. If you google “Luas Cross City Construction works” you will find a route map which shows the whole route including the outer section which runs along an abandoned railway track.

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