Red Line (Luas)

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Luas Red Line
The Point
Spencer Dock(Iarnród Éireann Docklands)
Royal Canal
Mayor Square-NCI
George's Dock
Connolly Iarnród Éireann
Busáras Bus interchange
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

The Red Line (Irish: Líne Dhearg[1]) 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.[2] 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 Transdev Ireland (formerly known as Connex).[3]

Operations[edit]

Route[edit]

Image Name
Name in Irish
Branch Zone Location Transport interchange Serves
The Point
Iosta na Rinne
Docklands (Terminus) Docklands Mayor Street Upper
53°20′54″N 6°13′45″W / 53.348338°N 6.229195°W / 53.348338; -6.229195
ferry/water interchange Dublin Port 3Arena
Spencer Dock
Duga Spencer
Docklands Docklands Mayor Street Upper
53°20′56″N 6°14′14″W / 53.348806°N 6.237134°W / 53.348806; -6.237134
Iarnród Éireann Docklands
Bus interchange Dublin Bus
Convention Centre Dublin
Mayor Square — NCI
Cearnóg an Mhéara — CNÉ
Docklands Docklands Mayor Street Lower
53°20′57″N 6°14′36″W / 53.349203°N 6.243276°W / 53.349203; -6.243276
Bus interchange Dublin Bus
Taxi rank
National College of Ireland
George's Dock
Duga Sheoirse
Docklands Central 1 / Docklands George's Dock
53°20′58″N 6°14′51″W / 53.349440°N 6.247562°W / 53.349440; -6.247562
Bus interchange Dublin Bus Jeanie Johnston
Connolly
Conghaile
Connolly (Terminus) Central 1 / Docklands Amiens Street
53°21′04″N 6°15′00″W / 53.351025°N 6.250121°W / 53.351025; -6.250121
Iarnród Éireann Dublin Connolly National College of Ireland
Busáras Main line Central 1 / Docklands Store Street
53°21′00″N 6°15′06″W / 53.350100°N 6.251607°W / 53.350100; -6.251607
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 14, 27, 27A, 27B, 27X, 29A, 31, 31B, 32, 32A, 32B, 32X, 42, 43, 53, 128, 130; Bus Éireann: many routes Busáras
The Custom House
International Financial Services Centre
Abbey Street
Sráid na Mainistreach
Main line Central 1 Lower Abbey Street
53°20′55″N 6°15′31″W / 53.348556°N 6.258490°W / 53.348556; -6.258490
Luas Luas Green Line (walk 1.2 km / ¾ mile)
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 16, 16A, 22, 41, 41A, 41B, 41C, 41X, 120
Bicycle facilities Dublin Bikes
O'Connell Street, O'Connell Bridge, Abbey Street
Abbey Theatre
Trinity College, Dublin
Jervis Main line Central 1 Upper Abbey Street
53°20′52″N 6°15′55″W / 53.347711°N 6.265265°W / 53.347711; -6.265265
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 25, 25A, 25B, 25X, 26, 37, 39, 39A, 51D, 51X, 66, 66A, 66B, 66X, 67, 67X, 69, 69X, 70, 79, 79A, 83, 90, 145 Henry Street, Parnell Street, Temple Bar
Jervis Shopping Centre
St. Mary's Abbey
Four Courts
Na Ceithre Cúirteanna
Main line Central 1 between Greek Street and Church Street
53°20′49″N 6°16′25″W / 53.346846°N 6.273676°W / 53.346846; -6.273676
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 25, 25A, 25B, 25X, 26, 37, 39, 39A, 51D, 51X, 66, 66A, 66B, 66X, 67, 67X, 70, 79, 79A, 79X, 83, 90, 145 Four Courts
Wood Quay
DCC Civic Offices
St. Audoen's Church
St. Michan's Church
Smithfield
Margadh na Feirme
Main line Central 1 Phoenix Street North
53°20′50″N 6°16′41″W / 53.347114°N 6.278054°W / 53.347114; -6.278054
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 25, 25A, 25B, 25X, 26, 37, 39, 39A, 51D, 51X, 66, 66A, 66B, 66X, 67, 67X, 69, 69X, 70, 79, 79A, 83, 90, 145, 747 Old Jameson Distillery
Smithfield
Light House Cinema
Museum
Músaem
Main line Central 1 Croppies' Acre
53°20′52″N 6°17′13″W / 53.347880°N 6.286927°W / 53.347880; -6.286927
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 25, 25A, 25B, 25X, 26, 51D, 66, 66A, 66B, 66X, 67, 67X, 69, 79, 79A, 90, 145 National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
Arbour Hill Prison
Heuston Main line Central 1 / Red 2 Dublin Heuston railway station
53°20′48″N 6°17′31″W / 53.346666°N 6.291811°W / 53.346666; -6.291811
Iarnród Éireann Dublin Heuston
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 25, 25A, 25B, 25X, 26, 51D, 51X, 66, 66A, 66B, 66X, 67X, 69, 69X, 79, 79A, 90, 145, 747
Bus interchange Bus Éireann: routes 4, X8, 12, X12, 115, 115A, 120, 126
St. Patrick's Hospital
Phoenix Park
James's
Ospidéal San Séamas
Main line Red 2 James's Street
53°20′30″N 6°17′36″W / 53.341763°N 6.293361°W / 53.341763; -6.293361
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 13, 40, 123 National College of Art and Design
St. James's Hospital
Guinness Storehouse
Fatima Main line Red 2 James's Walk
53°20′18″N 6°17′34″W / 53.338450°N 6.292809°W / 53.338450; -6.292809
Dolphin's Barn, The Coombe
The Liberties
Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital
Rialto Main line Red 2 Mayor Street Upper
53°20′16″N 6°17′51″W / 53.337909°N 6.297401°W / 53.337909; -6.297401
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 17, 68, 68A, 122 Rialto
Suir Road
Bóthar na Siúire
Main line Red 2/3 Davitt Road
53°20′12″N 6°18′26″W / 53.336643°N 6.307255°W / 53.336643; -6.307255
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 68, 68A, 123 Inchicore, Kilmainham
Richmond Park
Good Counsel GAA
Inchicore College of Further Education
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Kilmainham Gaol
Good Counsel GAA
Goldenbridge
An Droichead Órga
Main line Red 3 Davitt Road
53°20′09″N 6°18′48″W / 53.335916°N 6.313301°W / 53.335916; -6.313301
Bus interchange Dublin Bus route 123
Drimnagh
Droimeanach
Main line Red 3 Davitt Road
53°20′07″N 6°19′06″W / 53.335349°N 6.318290°W / 53.335349; -6.318290
Bus interchange Dublin Bus route 123 Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
Blackhorse
An Capall Dubh
Main line Red 3 Mayor Street Upper
53°20′03″N 6°19′39″W / 53.334273°N 6.327543°W / 53.334273; -6.327543
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 13, 68, 69 Goldenbridge Industrial Estate
Lansdowne Valley Park
Westlink Industrial Estate
Bluebell
An Cloigín Gorm
Main line Red 3 Naas Road
53°19′46″N 6°20′02″W / 53.329327°N 6.333895°W / 53.329327; -6.333895
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 13, 68, 69 Drimnagh
Drimnagh Castle
Lansdowne Valley Park
Kylemore
An Chill Mhór
Main line Red 3 Naas Road
53°19′36″N 6°20′38″W / 53.326639°N 6.343814°W / 53.326639; -6.343814
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 13, 18, 51X, 68, 69, 69X, 151 Walkinstown
St James Gaels GAA
Kylemore College
Red Cow
An Bhó Dhearg
Main line Red 3 Red Cow interchange
53°18′59″N 6°22′13″W / 53.316307°N 6.370167°W / 53.316307; -6.370167
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 13, 51X, 68, 69
Bus interchange Bus Éireann route X12
Bus interchange Dublin Coach to Portlaoise / Dublin Airport
Kingswood
Coill an Rí
Main line Red 3 R838
53°18′13″N 6°21′56″W / 53.303638°N 6.365452°W / 53.303638; -6.365452
Bus interchange Dublin Bus route 56A
Belgard Main line Red 3/4 Old Belgard Road
53°17′57″N 6°22′30″W / 53.299256°N 6.375135°W / 53.299256; -6.375135
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 76, 76A Belgard, Kilnamanagh
Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre
Fettercairn
Fothair Chardain
Saggart line Red 4 Katherine Tynan Road
53°17′36″N 6°23′45″W / 53.293325°N 6.395937°W / 53.293325; -6.395937
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 56A, 210 Fettercairn
St Marks GAA
Saint Anne's School
Cheeverstown
Baile an tSíbhrigh
Saggart line Red 4 Cheeverstown
53°17′28″N 6°24′23″W / 53.291045°N 6.406500°W / 53.291045; -6.406500
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 27, 76
Luas Park + Ride
Citywest Campus
Campas Gnó Iarthar na Cathrach
Saggart line Red 4 Citywest
53°17′18″N 6°25′04″W / 53.288460°N 6.417647°W / 53.288460; -6.417647
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 65B, 77A
Luas Park + Ride
Citywest
Fortunestown
Baile Uí Fhoirtcheirn
Saggart line Red 4 Fortunestown
53°17′03″N 6°25′29″W / 53.284253°N 6.424782°W / 53.284253; -6.424782
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 65B, 77A Fortunestown
Saggart
Baile Uí Fhoirtcheirn
Saggart line (Terminus) Red 4 Saggart
53°17′05″N 6°26′16″W / 53.284785°N 6.437801°W / 53.284785; -6.437801
Bus interchange Dublin Bus route 69 Saggart, Whitechurch, Baldonnel
Citywest Golf Course
Casement Aerodrome
Cookstown
Baile an Chócaigh
Tallaght line Red 4 Cookstown Way
53°17′36″N 6°23′03″W / 53.293305°N 6.384044°W / 53.293305; -6.384044
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 56A Cookstown
St. Mark's Community School
Hospital
Ospidéal Tamhlachta
Tallaght line Red 4 Cookstown Way
53°17′21″N 6°22′44″W / 53.289277°N 6.379002°W / 53.289277; -6.379002
Adelaide and Meath Hospital
Tallaght
Tamhlacht
Tallaght line (Terminus) Red 4 Hibernian Industrial Estate
53°17′15″N 6°22′28″W / 53.287424°N 6.374581°W / 53.287424; -6.374581
Bus interchange Dublin Bus routes 27, 49, 54A, 56A, 65, 75, 76, 76A, 77A
Luas Park + Ride
Dualway Local Bus Services
Tallaght
Institute of Technology, Tallaght
Tallaght Stadium
Civic Theatre
The Square Shopping Centre
Luas Red Line tram crossing the Liffey at Heuston Station

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References[edit]

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

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