Red Line (Luas)

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The Red Line is one of the two lines of Dublin's Luas light rail system.

The Red Line runs in an east-west direction through the city centre, north of the River Liffey, before and travelling southwest to Tallaght, with a fork to Citywest and Saggart.

The Red Line opened on 26 September 2004.

Construction work began in March 2001 on the Tallaght to Connolly line, as well as the Sandyford to St. Stephen's Green section of the second line, with Ansaldo of Italy and MVM of Australia getting the contract to build the system.[1] The St. Stephen's Green to Dublin Airport section was dropped before construction began, as it was decided to serve the area by a metro instead. The contract to maintain operate the system was awarded to Veolia Transport Ireland (formerly known as Connex).[2]

Luas Red Line
The Point
Spencer Dock(Iarnród Éireann Docklands)
Royal Canal
Mayor Square-NCI
George's Dock
Connolly Iarnród Éireann
Busáras
Green Line, southbound (Marlborough Street) - future
Abbey St
Green Line, northbound (O'Connell Street) - future
Jervis
Four Courts
Smithfield
Museum
River Liffey
Heuston Iarnród Éireann
James`s
Fatima
Rialto
Grand Canal
Suir Road
Goldenbridge
Drimnagh
Blackhorse
Bluebell
Kylemore
M50 Motorway
Red Cow
Kingswood
Belgard
Cookstown
Hospital
Tallaght
Fettercairn
Cheeverstown
Citywest Campus
Fortunestown
Saggart
Luas Red Line tram crossing the Liffey at Heuston Station

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] RTÉ News:O'Rourke awards £196m LUAS contract
  2. ^ "Luas home page". Railway Procurement Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 

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