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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# Dublin
This is what Marlborough St will look like with a Luas line
An illustration of the Luas line shows the difference it will make to the street.

THIS IS WHAT Marlborough St will look like when the new Luas Cross City line is fully constructed.

The first part of the construction work began last Monday, when work began on the infilling of cellars in Georgian buildings along the route the line will take.

It is hoped that the line will see new life being brought to the areas the Luas will pass through. Buildings that can be accessed via this street include the world-famous Abbey Theatre.

The streets being affected during the cellar works are:

  • St Stephen’s Green north
  • Westmoreland St
  • Parnell St
  • Dawson St
  • Marlborough St
  • Dominick St
  • Grafton St Lower

The Marlborough Bridge, which will bring the Luas across the Liffey, will be completed in early 2014.

The cost of the project is €368 million, and up to 800 jobs will be created during the construction phase. It is expected the first passengers will board the Luas in 2017.

After the cellar works, the heritage works will begin. These will see monuments and statues, including the famous Molly Malone statue, removed and put into storage. They will be replaced when the Luas Cross City line is completed – but may be in slightly different locations.

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