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Luas red line remains disrupted after fire

No trams are running between Blackhorse and the city centre after a serious fire yesterday.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

DISRUPTIONS ARE CONTINUING to the Luas red line service in Dublin this afternoon following a fire in the city centre yesterday.

Red line trams are only operating between Tallaght and Blackhorse with no service between Blackhorse and the city centre. All valid Luas tickets will be accepted by Dublin Bus for the duration of the disruption.

There is also a limited replacement Luas bus service in operation between Blackhorse and the city centre. The bus service will serve Blackhorse, Goldenbridge, Drimnagh, Suir Road, Abbey, Busaras and Connolly.

There is as yet no detail on when the line will be able to operate as usual.

Eight units of the Dublin Fire Service attended the scene of the fire at a derelict property on Benburb Street in the north inner city yesterday afternoon.

The company that operates the Luas was asked to turn off the power to the overhead lines around Benburb Street to assist emergency services who are continuing to deal with the aftermath of the blaze.

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