Gluas

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Gluas (the Irish word for "movement") is a proposed tram or light rail system for Galway city, similar to the Luas found in Dublin. It has been proposed by a Galway-based lobby group. It has not received any government support to date. There are three proposed routes for the Gluas:

  • Line 1: Ballybrit -> Mervue -> Wellpark -> Eyre Square -> Nun's Island -> Newcastle -> Dangen -> Rahoon
  • Line 2: Eyre Square -> Newcastle -> Shantalla -> Taylors Hill -> Barna
  • Line 3: Murrouoh -> Renmore -> Wellpark -> Terryland -> Newcastle -> Shantalla -> Taylors Hill

A fourth line is proposed for the future, once the Gluas has been established:

  • Line 4: Eyre Square -> Claddagh -> Salthill -> Knocknacarra [1]

The Original proposal of three lines would require the construction of 64 stations, with park and ride facilities at Knocknacarra and Dangan.[2]

At the time the project was proposed in June 2008, it was suggested that it would be completed within three years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gluas.ie
  2. ^ Irish Independent June 5th 2008 http://www.independent.ie/national-news/ambitious-plan-to-give-galway-its-own-gluas-trams-1398547.html

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