The Luas on O’Connell Street, Dublin
This morning was the first Monday of the new Luas cross city service.
So how did that go?
Conor Pope, in The Irish Times, reports:
A traffic signalling failure in Dublin caused traffic chaos across the city on Monday morning, the first weekday of the new Luas cross city service.
Dublin City Council, the Luas and the Garda traffic division are all working to deal with the signalling failure which has seen the new tram line get off to a very rocky start on its first day of ferrying serious volumes of commuter traffic.
What a shit show the #LuasCrossCity was this morning!!!
— Ricardo J (@R1card0_J) December 11, 2017
Lad from work:
I got the #Luas this morning
Got off at Stephen’s Green as usual, forgetting it goes all the way now
Walked down Grafton St, got a McD’s breakfast & walked to Westmorland St
And there it was to my right – the same Luas I got off earlier!
I beat it #LuasCrossCity
— Richie (@RichieCorcoran_) December 11, 2017
The #LuasCrossCity added 30 mins to my commute this morning. Carnage at College Green 😔
— Diarmaid Keane (@Keane_D) December 11, 2017
— Dave G Kelly (@davegkelly) December 11, 2017
Never again, if I walked to work backwards I would’ve got here quicker #LuasCrossCity
— Porter Paddy (@paidiocall) December 11, 2017
I think I now have squatter’s rights on D’Olier Street. #LuasCrossCity
— Cian McG (@CianMcGar) December 11, 2017
42 minutes for my bus to get down O’Connell St and past College Green?!?! Thanks for a terrible commute #LuasCrossCity
— Kelly Mahoney (@klly82) December 11, 2017
…this work both orders the world and exaggerates its chaos. With the camera on a tripod, I take many dozens of pictures and simply leave the figures I choose and omit the rest (in photoshop). Nothing has been changed. Only selected.