St Stephen's Green station
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St Stephen's Green is a terminus station of the Dublin LUAS (tram) system. Plans under the Transport 21 initiative prescribe further development for the station, incorporating integration into heavy and light rail networks.
At present, St Stephen's Green serves as the northern terminus of the Luas Green Line to Sandyford, with the stop located on the western side of St Stephen's Green. St Stephen's Green is the closest point between the LUAS Green and Red Lines.
Cross city line
|Luas Cross City Green Line extension|
An extension of the LUAS Green Line is planned to cross the River Liffey, and intersect with the Red Line at the junction between O'Connell Street and Abbey Street and terminate at Broombridge (in Cabra) to interconnect with the Irish Rail Broombridge railway station.
On 10 November 2011, the government announced in its 2012–16 Infrastructure and Capital Investment plan that the project to link the Red and Green lines, known as BXD, was to proceed. No other new lines or extensions are being funded. Construction work for the bridge across the River Liffey (connecting Marlborough St and Hawkins St) began in April 2012, which the southbound Luas BXD track will be laid on. A Railway Order was granted by ABP for the Luas BXD line on 3 August 2012. Work on building the line is expected to commence in 2013 with services beginning in 2017.
Plans for the proposed Dublin Metro called for St Stephen's Green to be utilised as the southern terminus of a line to Belinstown. These plans included a deep-bore tunnel for the north-western corner of the park. This was originally scheduled to open in 2013, but was subsequently indefinitely deferred.
|Preceding station||Luas||Following station|
towards Bride's Glen
towards Bray or Fassaroe
|Terminus||Metro North||O'Connell Bridge|
- LUAS St.Stephen's Green website
- LUAS Cross City line
- "Metro North, DART underground plans shelved". RTÉ News. 10 November 2011.
- "Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2012–16". Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
- "Do we need €15m Liffey bridge?". Evening Herald. 28 April 2012.
- "Green light given to Luas link-up, first passengers 2017". RTÉ. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
- Metro Airport / Swords (Metro North)
- "Government cancels Metro North and Dart underground plans". Thejournal.ie. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
- Proposed station at St Stephen's Green[dubious ]
- LUAS Cross City Project Website
- LUAS St.Stephen's Green stop site
- Irish Rail DART Underground Project Website