Ireland New Luas Cross City line opening date revealed

12:50  09 november  2017
12:50  09 november  2017 Source:   Dublin Live

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PICTURES: New -look Luas map revealed . The new -look Luas map | Image: Luas Cross City . The new map also shows all existing Red and Green line Luas stops - as well as a detailed section showing where the lines will meet up.

The platforms on the new Luas Cross City extension are long enough to accommodate the new longer trams and as part of these works St Stephen’s Green platforms have been lengthened. The extension of the Green Line from Sandyford to Brides Glen, which opened in October 2010

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The new Luas Cross City line between St Stephens Green and Cabra will commence at 2pm on Saturday December 9.

The Chamber, which represents more than 1,300 businesses in Dublin, said the completion of the project will provide a major boost to city centre retailers ahead of the crucial Christmas period.

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Dublin Chamber's Head of Public Affairs Graeme McQueen said: "It has been a long 5 years for businesses in the city centre, but it is fantastic to see that the line will open on-time and in advance of Christmas.

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The Green Line (Irish: Líne Uaine) is one of the two lines of Dublin's Luas light rail system. The Green Line is currently entirely in the south side of Dublin city . It mostly follows the route of the old Harcourt Street railway line , which was reserved for possible re-use when it closed in 1958.

Before opening to the public in December 2017, Luas Cross City have filmed the journey on their new lines . Video: Luas Cross City .

"The weeks preceding Christmas are hugely important for Dublin retailers. The opening of the Luas Cross City extension provides shops and businesses in the city with a huge boost."

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Mr McQueen said: "Throughout the construction phase of the project we have worked closely with Luas Cross City, the NTA, Gardai and other stakeholders to minimise the impact of the works on businesses and people coming in and out of the city.

"Luas across City shows how well Ireland can deliver big projects."

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