Green Line (Luas)

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Luas Green Line
Harcourt St.jpeg
Harcourt Street Luas stop.
Overview
Type Commuter rail, Light rail
System Railway Procurement Agency
Status Operational
Locale Ireland
Termini St Stephen's Green
Bride's Glen
Stations 24
Operation
Opening 30 June 2004
Owner Railway Procurement Agency
Operator(s) Transdev
Character Primary
Depot(s) Sandyford
Technical
Line length 12-mile (19 km)
No. of tracks Double track
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) Standard gauge
Electrification 750V DC Overhead catenary
Route map
Luas Green Line
Broombridge Iarnród Éireann (estimated to open 2017)
Cabrafuture
Phibsborough future
Grangegorman future
Broadstone, DIT future
Dominick Street future
Cathal Brugha Street future
O’Connell Street future
Red Line (Abbey Street)
Marlborough Street future
River Liffey
Westmoreland Street future
Hawkins Street future
Trinity College future
St. Stephen's Green current northern terminus
Harcourt
Grand Canal
Charlemont
Ranelagh
Beechwood
Cowper
Milltown
River Dodder
Windy Arbour
Dundrum
Balally
Kilmacud
Stillorgan
Sandyford
→ Depot
Central Park
M50 Motorway
Glencairn
The Gallops
Leopardstown Valley
Ballyogan Wood
M50 Motorway
  Racecourse unused
Carrickmines
  Brennanstown unused
Laughanstown
Cherrywood
Wyattville Link Road
Bride’s Glen

The Green Line (Irish: Líne Uaine) is one of the two lines of Dublin's Luas light rail system. The Green Line is currently entirely in the south side of Dublin city. It mostly follows the route of the old Harcourt Street railway line, which was reserved for possible re-use when it closed in 1958. The Red Line and Green Line are not yet connected to each other, with a 15-minute walk between the two closest points.

The Green Line from St Stephen's Green to Sandyford launched on 30 June 2004. An extension to Cherrywood (Brides Glen Station) was opened on 16 October 2010.

Differences from Old Harcourt Street Line[edit]

Between Harcourt Street and Charlemont, the Green Line takes a large loop east around buildings which didn't exist between 1859 and 1959. As such, there is no train bridge on Adelaide Road for the current line, as there had been for the Harcourt Street Line.

The line then follows the old alignment of the Harcourt Street line from Charlemont station as far as the current Sandyford stop (known as "Stillorgan" on the Harcourt Street line). After Sandyford the line detours over the Leopardstown roundabout so as to run west around the Leopardstown Racecourse before rejoining the original alignment just north of Carrickmines.[1] The Harcourt Street line had run around the eastern edge of the racecourse, via Silverpark. Remnants of the old Foxrock Station are visible at the back of The Hedgerows in Foxrock.

After this detour around Leopardstown Racecourse, the current line runs roughly along the original alignment with some minor detours, particularly prevalent at Laughanstown.

There are some other cosmetic differences between the Harcourt Street Line and the current Green Line, such as the positioning of the Ranelagh stop. The location of Ranelagh on the former line was at the current Beechwood stop. The old Ranelagh stop was the last stop on the old line before the train reached the city.

Stops[edit]

Image Name
Name in Irish
Zone Location Transport interchange Serves
St. Stephen's Green
Faiche Stiabhna
Central 1 St. Stephen's Green West
53°20′21″N 6°15′41″W / 53.339179°N 6.261350°W / 53.339179; -6.261350
Luas Luas Red Line (walk 1.2 km / ¾ mile)
Iarnród Éireann Tara Street (walk 1.3 km / ¾ mile)
Iarnród Éireann Dublin Pearse (walk 1.6 km / 1 mile)
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Bicycle facilities dublinbikes
St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, Kildare Street
Trinity College, Dublin
Leinster House
National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
National Library of Ireland
Gaiety Theatre
Bank of Ireland, College Green
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
Dublin Castle and Chester Beatty Library
Harcourt
Sráid Fhearchair
Central 1 Harcourt Street
53°20′01″N 6°15′46″W / 53.333644°N 6.262734°W / 53.333644; -6.262734
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Bicycle facilities dublinbikes
National Concert Hall
Iveagh Gardens
Synge Street CBS
Charlemont Central 1 / Green 2 Grand Parade
53°19′50″N 6°15′31″W / 53.330610°N 6.258630°W / 53.330610; -6.258630
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Bicycle facilities dublinbikes
Portobello
Cathal Brugha Barracks
Grand Canal
Ranelagh
Raghnallach
Green 2 Ranelagh
53°19′34″N 6°15′22″W / 53.326127°N 6.256212°W / 53.326127; -6.256212
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Ranelagh, Rathgar
Leinster Cricket Club
Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club
Beechwood
Coill na Feá
Green 2 Dunville Avenue / Beechwood Road
53°19′15″N 6°15′17″W / 53.320924°N 6.254658°W / 53.320924; -6.254658
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Rathmines
Sandford Park School
Cowper Green 2 Cowper Road
53°19′15″N 6°15′17″W / 53.320924°N 6.254658°W / 53.320924; -6.254658
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Gonzaga College
Church of Ireland College of Education
Milltown
Baile an Mhuilinn
Green 2 Richmond Avenue South
53°18′35″N 6°15′07″W / 53.309654°N 6.251807°W / 53.309654; -6.251807
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Milltown Golf Club
Alexandra College
Windy Arbour
Na Glasáin
Green 2 Churchtown Road Lower / St. Columbanus' Road
53°18′06″N 6°15′02″W / 53.301759°N 6.250675°W / 53.301759; -6.250675
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Windy Arbour, Churchtown, Clonskeagh
Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland
De La Salle College Churchtown
Central Mental Hospital
Dundrum
Dún Droma
Green 2/3 Dundrum / Taney Road
53°17′33″N 6°14′42″W / 53.292424°N 6.245123°W / 53.292424; -6.245123
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Dundrum
Dundrum Town Centre
Balally
Baile Amhlaoibh
Green 3 Drummartin
53°17′10″N 6°14′12″W / 53.286030°N 6.236712°W / 53.286030; -6.236712
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Luas Park + Ride
Goatstown
Dundrum Town Centre
Wesley College
Mount Anville Secondary School
Kilmacud
Cill Mochuda
Green 3 Benildus Avenue/Drummartin Link Road
53°16′59″N 6°13′27″W / 53.282948°N 6.224090°W / 53.282948; -6.224090
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Kilmacud
St Benildus College
Stillorgan
Stigh Lorgan
Green 3 Blackthorn Avenue
53°16′40″N 6°12′17″W / 53.277643°N 6.204595°W / 53.277643; -6.204595
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Luas Park + Ride
Stillorgan
Beacon Hospital
Sandyford
Áth an Ghainimh
Green 3/4 Blackthorn Avenue
53°16′39″N 6°12′17″W / 53.277618°N 6.204634°W / 53.277618; -6.204634
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Luas Park + Ride
Sandyford
Central Park
An Pháirc Láir
Green 4 Sandyford Industrial Estate
53°16′12″N 6°12′14″W / 53.270099°N 6.203786°W / 53.270099; -6.203786
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Leopardstown Park Hospital
Leopardstown Racecourse
Kilmacud Crokes GAA
Glencairn
Gleann an Chairn
Green 4 Murphystown Road
53°15′59″N 6°12′36″W / 53.266281°N 6.209923°W / 53.266281; -6.209923
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Glencairn House
The Gallops
An Eachrais
Green 4 Murphystown Way
53°15′40″N 6°12′21″W / 53.261157°N 6.205870°W / 53.261157; -6.205870
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Stepaside
Leopardstown Valley
Gleann Baile na Lobhair
Green 4 Mayor Street Upper
53°15′30″N 6°11′54″W / 53.258316°N 6.198373°W / 53.258316; -6.198373
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Ballyogan Wood
Coill Bhaile Uí Ógáin
Green 4 Ballyogan Vale
53°15′18″N 6°11′04″W / 53.255078°N 6.184431°W / 53.255078; -6.184431
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Ballyogan
Carrickmines
Carraig Mhaighin
Green 5 Glenamuck Road North
53°15′16″N 6°10′18″W / 53.254350°N 6.171621°W / 53.254350; -6.171621
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Luas Park + Ride
Carrickmines, Cabinteely
Laughanstown
Baile an Locháin
Green 5 Laughanstown (Lehaunstown)
53°15′02″N 6°09′18″W / 53.250636°N 6.154953°W / 53.250636; -6.154953
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes
Cherrywood
Coill na Sílíní
Green 5 Cherrywood Park / Valley Drive
53°14′43″N 6°08′45″W / 53.245382°N 6.145839°W / 53.245382; -6.145839
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes Cherrywood, Cherrywood Business Park
Brides Glen
Gleann Bhríde
Green 5 Cherrywood
53°14′31″N 6°08′34″W / 53.241870°N 6.142782°W / 53.241870; -6.142782
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes St. Columcille's Hospital

Luas Cross City[edit]

Luas Cross City is a proposed extension to the Green Line, formerly called Luas BXD. It is planned to run from St. Stephen's Green to Broombridge railway station.[2]

Construction of Luas Cross City, an extension to the Green Line, began in June 2013 and is expected to open in 2017.[3] The Rosie Hackett Bridge carrying the new line over the river Liffey was opened on 20 May 2014.

The new section is planned to begin at the current city centre terminus, St. Stephen's Green, cross the Red Line near the Abbey stop, and continue northwards, terminating at Broombridge station. There it is expected to connect passengers using Irish Rail commuter services to Maynooth railway station and M3 Parkway railway station.

Stops[edit]

Image Name
Name in Irish
Zone Branch Location Transport interchange Serves
Dawson Street
Sráid Dawson
Southbound only Dawson Street
53°20′29″N 6°15′29″W / 53.341516°N 6.258192°W / 53.341516; -6.258192
Trinity
Coláiste na Trionóide
Southbound only College Street
53°20′44″N 6°15′29″E / 53.345455°N 6.258085°E / 53.345455; 6.258085
Westmoreland Street
Sráid Westmoreland
Northbound only Westmoreland Street
53°20′46″N 6°15′33″E / 53.346070°N 6.259072°E / 53.346070; 6.259072
O'Connell Street — GPO
Sráid Uí Chonaill — AOP
Northbound only O'Connell Street South
53°20′59″N 6°15′37″W / 53.349625°N 6.260295°W / 53.349625; -6.260295
O'Connell Street Upper
Sráid Uí Chonaill Thuaidh
Northbound only O'Connell Street North
53°21′06″N 6°15′40″W / 53.351572°N 6.261067°W / 53.351572; -6.261067
Parnell
Sráid Uí Phairnéil
Southbound only Parnell Street East
53°21′11″N 6°15′38″W / 53.352993°N 6.260424°W / 53.352993; -6.260424
Marlborough Southbound only Marlborough Street South
53°20′59″N 6°15′29″W / 53.349843°N 6.258149°W / 53.349843; -6.258149
Dominick Main line Dominick Street Lower
53°21′05″N 6°15′56″W / 53.351386°N 6.265649°W / 53.351386; -6.265649
Broadstone — DIT
An Clochán Leathan — ITBÁC
Main line Western Way
53°21′16″N 6°16′23″W / 53.354517°N 6.272976°W / 53.354517; -6.272976
DIT Campus — Grangegorman
Campais ITBÁC — Gráinseach Ghormáin
Main line Grangegorman
53°21′28″N 6°16′39″W / 53.357700°N 6.277520°W / 53.357700; -6.277520
Phibsborough
Baile Phib
Main line Phibsborough
53°21′37″N 6°16′48″W / 53.360235°N 6.279945°W / 53.360235; -6.279945
Cabra
Cabrach
Main line Mount Bernard Park
53°21′51″N 6°16′54″W / 53.364200°N 6.281745°W / 53.364200; -6.281745
Broombridge
Droichead Na Scuab
Main line Broombridge railway station
53°22′22″N 6°17′56″W / 53.372684°N 6.298975°W / 53.372684; -6.298975
The Nine Arches Bridge on the Green Line at Milltown

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ordinance Survey Ireland". OSI. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Green light given to Luas link-up, first passengers 2017". RTÉ. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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