Dublin: 11 °C Wednesday 4 October, 2023

# Luas

This year
Transport Infrastructure Ireland set to spend €300 million on new Luas trams
TII has initiated a preliminary market consultation to further expand the Luas and replace the trams currently in service.
Child awarded €50,000 in compensation after fingertip cut off in accident with Luas seat
The girl was two years old at the time.
Teen sentenced over Luas muggings, motoring offences and drug dealing
The boy, who cannot be named due to his age, pled guilty to a raft of offences starting when he was 15.
Last year
Here's what public transport schedules look like from today to the New Year
There will be plenty of options to get around, whether by bus, train or tram.
Luas passenger loses €60k injury claim after tram stopped suddenly due to jogger
Judge O’Sullivan said it would be unreasonable to expect the Luas to slowly crawl through and around Dublin.
Man (50s) dies after being hit by Luas tram
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
More 24-hour Dublin buses to be rolled out in autumn
Increase in late-night services across the public transport network is being kept under review, Dept of Transport tells The Journal.
Late-night Luas service ruled out, as hours needed for maintenance
The Luas will not operate a 24-hour service as the NTA says it carries out maintenance when the trams are out of service.
Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.
Fatality could have occurred when Luas collided with bridge, investigation finds
The incident occurred on the approach to Beresford Place railway bridge in Dublin city last year.
Students and young people will enjoy half-price public transport fares from tomorrow
The reduced fares apply to journeys on Dublin Bus, Iarnrod Éireann, Bus Éireann, Luas, Go-Ahead and Local Link.
All time
Leap Card users can avail of a new '90-minute fare' from today
Any number of journeys taken within 90 minutes will cost a flat rate of €2.30.
SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan
Underground Dart line mothballed for 20 years, according to updated Dublin transport strategy
The strategy includes proposals for the long-awaited Metrolink from Swords to Charlemont.
The strategy includes proposals for the long-awaited Metrolink from Swords to Charlemont.
Planning permission for the Metrolink will be sought next year but the scheme won't be operational until after 2031.
Proposals for an underground line linking Heuston Station to the Dart service have been shelved until after 2042.
Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by Luas
Red Line services are currently running with significant delays,
Youth assaulted during incident at Luas line in Dublin city centre
A number of Garda units attended the scene and youths had dispersed upon arrival.
No Luas Red Line services between Blackhorse and The Point this morning
It’s due to an incident in Rialto overnight.
Transport authority contacted gardaí over Twitter account after fake 'free Luas' claims went viral
A viral joke in early August claimed that the light rail service in the capital was now free of charge.
Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
Masks are still a requirement across public transport.
Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
A report by
Lauren Boland
Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
No Luas service running between Smithfield and the Point
The Red Line is closed between the Smithfield and the Point stops due to a technical fault.
Planning watchdog warns of negative impacts of numerous developments in south Dublin on M50 and Luas line
The OPR has criticised a new draft development plan by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Unfair dismissal claim fails after Luas operator fired inspector who knelt on passenger's legs for 10 minutes
The incident took place at the Bluebell Luas stop in September 2019.
Man arrested after Luas security worker injured in pepper spray attack
The incident happened on the Luas Red line at Suir Road this afternoon.
Luas services partially suspended on Red and Green lines due to electrical fault
Limited services are available on both lines only.
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to 'unruly' anti-mask incident on Luas Red line
The incident occurred in the afternoon of Monday 2 November.
Just under €500k was collected in fare evasion fines on public transport during the pandemic
Capacity on public transport services was greatly reduced after the arrival of Covid-19.
Man hospitalised after being hit by Luas in south Dublin
The incident happened at around 6.30pm.
Car traffic is slowly returning but public transport is still way down on last year
At the peak of Covid-19 restrictions traffic was down by about 78%, it’s now down by 16.3% in Dublin and 12.6% elsewhere.
Engineers to begin identifying possible routes for Cork's new Luas line
Retail, education and industry hotspots have been identified as potential locations for stops on the new Cork Luas line.
'Sustainable' Luas Finglas extension plans open for virtual public consultation
The 4km extension would create four new stops on the green line alongside a cycle and pedestrian path.
'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses
There were 11 incidents in which the Luas made contact with vehicles from January to June of this year.
Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.
Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week
But social distancing requirements will still mean capacity on services will be just over 20% of pre-Covid levels.
Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'
The National Bus and Rail Union wants a number of measures introduced to guarantee worker welfare.
Man in his 60s in critical condition after being hit by Luas this morning
Gardaí are investigating the incident, which happened near the Ballyogan Wood Luas stop.
Luas derails after colliding with truck in Dublin city centre
The incident happened in Smithfield earlier this morning.
'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks
Unions have been calling for the introduction of a dedicated transport policing unit.
Poll: Should a free public transport system be introduced?
Solidarity-PBP made the pledge in their climate change manifesto yesterday.
'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year
Passenger figures across the rail, bus and tram network in Ireland increase last year.