|July '97:||A Public Inquiry is held as a mandatory requirement of the Transport (Dublin Light Rail) Act, 1996.|
|May '98:||The Irish Government gives the green light to the Light Rail Transit system project.|
|October '00:||Construction of the first Luas line starts.|
|December '00:||The tender to find an operator for the Luas system is published.|
|December '01:||Establishment of the Railway Procurement Agency (now Transport Infrastructure Ireland), acting as a stand alone, commercial semi-state organisation.|
|February '02:||The Minister of Public Entreprise announces that Connex Transport Ireland is the preferred bidder for the Luas operator franchise.|
|May '02:||Connex Transport Ireland is selected to operate the Luas system.|
|June '04:||The first line (Green Line) opens on June 20th 2004.|
|September '04:||The second line (Red Line) opens on September 28th 2004.|
|April '06:||Connex Transport Ireland Ltd changes its name to Veolia Transport Ireland.|
|November '06:||Luas carried its 50 millionth passenger.|
||RPA (now TII) extend the Veolia Transport Ireland contract to operate Luas and its future extensions to September 2014.|
|December '09:||RPA (now TII) open the Luas Docklands extension on December 8th.|
|October '10:||RPA (now TII) open the Luas Cherrywood extension on October 16th.|
|March '11:||Veolia Transport merges with Transdev and becomes known as Veolia Transdev.|
RPA (now TII) open the Luas Citywest extensionon July 2nd.
Veolia Transdev Ireland changes name to Transdev.
New Luas Operating Contract Awarded to Transdev.