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Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays

An issue was discovered with the pantographs, which is the device on the tram that connects it to the overhead lines.

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Updated Jul 13th 2019, 4:28 PM

THE LUAS GREEN has resumed between Broombridge and Sandyford, with delays of around 10 minutes as services resume.

Earlier, it was confirmed that there is no Luas service between St Stephen’s Green and Brides Glen due to a suspected fault with the overhead power lines.

The Luas said that due to the nature of the fault, it does not expect services to resume to its full service this afternoon or into the early evening.

Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus, and there’s a limited Luas bus in operation between Brides Glen and Stillorgan, where the bus will stop at all Luas stops between those two destinations.

Customers will need to exit this bus at Stillorgan to travel further north by Dublin Bus. The approximate frequency of this bus service is every 15-20 minutes.

There is also a limited tram service operating between Broombridge and Dawson. The frequency of trams between these two stops in both directions is around 15 minutes.

 The Luas Red Line is operating normally.

The problem

Luas maintenance staff are working to fix a technical fault on the Green Line overhead power lines, which was discovered last night when the trams were undergoing their regular inspection.

Some tram pantographs were slightly damaged on inspection indicating an issue with the overhead power line.

The pantograph is the device on the top of the tram that connects the electrical power from the overhead lines to the tram.

Technicians are working to identify where the fault is. It is not possible to operate a tram service on the Green Line until the technicians identify what and where the problem is.

To operate trams in the affected area could result in significant damage to the overhead lines resulting in significantly extended downtime.

Luas Customer Care thanked its customers for their patience and apologised for this inconvenience.

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