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New stage of Luas Cross City building works to begin in January

Over 5km of water mains, 10km of telecommunications infrastructure and 6km of gas and electricity services will be diverted.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

DIVERSION WORKS FOR utilities on Dublin streets to allow for the construction of the Luas Cross City project are expected to begin in January.

The confirmation comes after a new contract was signed between the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) and GMC Utilities Group to divert existing electricity, gas, water and communications networks out of the pathway of the new Luas route.

The 21 month contract will see the diversion of over 5km of water mains, 10km of telecommunications infrastructure and 6km of gas and electricity services.

GMC have worked with the RPA on Luas contracts previosuly and have also been involved with utility services on other transport projects such as the Port Tunnel.

The first building works on the LCC project beagn over the summer with track constrcution expected to begin in mid-2015.

When completed the LCC will add 13 new stops to the existing Luas infrastructure and will connect the existing red and green lines.

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