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Luas red line user? Your usual stop might be closed off this summer

A temporary bus service will be in place due to Luas Cross City construction.
May 6th 2016, 12:51 PM 22,110 55

IF YOU ARE a Luas commuter, you might find your usual commute has to be changed this summer.

The company has announced that sections of the red line will be closed for the summer because of construction on the Luas Cross City.

These temporary closures are to facilitate Luas Cross City construction work on O’Connell Street and Marlborough Street.

The stops ranging from Abbey street to the Point will be closed from 9pm on 21 May until the end of July.

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There will be a temporary bus route put in place to facilitate any passengers inconvenienced by the closures.

The replacement bus service will operate from Bachelor’s Walk close to Jervis Stop to Castleforbes Road close to The Point Stop and back from Mayor Street Upper close to The Point Stop to Crampton Quay close to Jervis Stop serving stops along the Quays. The bus stops will be located a short walking distance from the closed Luas stops.

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Full information on the temporary bus stops is available on the Luas website.

Travel on the temporary bus will be for valid leap card and Luas card holders.

Customers are advised to touch on/touch off at the Jervis stop and won’t need to touch on on the replacement bus service.

The company issued a statement saying:

We apologise to customers for any inconvenience during these works and we would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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29/10/2015. Rail Tracks Welded on O Connell Street Source: Sam Boal/

The construction in the summer will see new power cables and new Luas tracks at the junction of O’Connell Street and Abbey Street, and at the junction of Marlborough Street and Abbey Street, where the green line will cross the red line.

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The project is set to cost  €368 million. It will link the two existing Luas lines in the City Centre and will connect Cabra – at Broombridge rail station – to St Stephen’s Green.

Construction on the Luas Cross City began in June 2013, and it is expected to be in operation by the end of 2017.

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