About Luas

Luas - a breath of fresh air for Dublin

Around the world, light rail transit (LRT) has become the symbol of a revival in public transportation. With around 400 systems already running in 50 countries and another 260 being built or on the drawing board, light rail is enjoying a new golden age in cities eager to promote more sustainable travel solutions.

Passengers overwhelmingly support a major shift back to a transit system transformed by high-end design and the highest standards of service.

Yet LRT does more than just modernise mobility: it also breathes new life into the urban environment.

Luas is a classic example of this. Luas has breathed new life into Dublin City and is loved by all her citizens.

An alternative to cars in cities, freed from the constraints of traffic jams, light rail provides speed, frequency, on-time performance and accessibility.

In Brief:

There are two Luas tram lines, the Red Line and the Green Line:

The Red Line is 20kms in length and has 32 Stops. The Red Line runs from Tallaght 
to The Point and from Saggart to Connolly.
The Green Line is 16.5km in length and has 22 Stops. The Green Line runs from Brides 
Glen to St. Stephen’s Green through Sandyford.

Extensions to the Luas lines occurred on the following dates:

Red Line Extension to Docklands (Busáras to The Point): December 8th 2009
Green Line Extension to Cherrywood (Sandyford to Brides Glen): October 16th 2010
Red Line Extension to Citywest (Belgard to Saggart): July 2nd 2011

The Trams:

There are 66 vehicles in total.
The trams are manufactured in La Rochelle, France by Alstom Transport.
They are model type Citadis 401 & 402
There are 40 Citadis 401 trams on the Red Line.
There are 26 Citadis 402 trams on the Green Line.
The Citadis 401 trams are 40m in length.
The Citadis 402 trams are 43m in length.

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