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Luas Cross City Line Enters Passenger Service in Dublin

At 2pm on Saturday 9th December 2017, passenger services commenced on the extension of the Green Line through the City Centre to Broombridge.

Construction started in June 2013 and has delivered 5.9km of track with 13 new Luas stops taking Luas through the city centre and north to Broombridge. The Luas line will now become part of the Luas Green Line.

Luas Cross City
Luas Cross City Tram © William Murphy (license)

Luas Cross City Line

Trams travelling north on the Green Line will no longer terminate at St. Stephen’s Green. They will continue through the city centre to O’Connell Upper and then either back southbound via Parnell stop or continue northbound to Broombridge via Dominick stop.

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In the city centre there will be the first single track loop on the Luas system. Tracks will split at College Green. The single track going north will go along Westmoreland Street, across O’Connell Bridge and along O’Connell Street. On Parnell Street the tracks will join up again to head north via Dominick stop to Broombridge. Also on Parnell street a single track will turn east onto Parnell Street and head south from Parnell stop on Marlborough Street, across Rosie Hackett Bridge, along Hawkins Street and College Street. At College Green, the tracks will join up again.

Operating Hours, Frequency and Journey Times

The new stops will have similar operating hours to the rest of the Luas network. Exact operating hours vary by stop and direction of service. Click here to look at Luas Operating Hours.

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The new stops will have the similar operating frequency as the rest of the Luas network. Exact operating frequency varies by stop and direction of service. Click here to look at Luas Frequency.

It will take approximately 25 minutes to get from St. Stephen’s Green stop to Broombridge stop or from Broombridge stop to St. Stephen’s Green stop.

Original article © Luas.

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