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.
There are two Luas tram lines the Red line and the Green line.
There are 73 vehicles in total.
The trams are manufactured in La Rochelle, France by Alstom Transport.
They are model type Citadis 301,401, 402, and 502.
The trams range from 40m - 55m.