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This morning.

Luas maintenance workers on scene of a suspected cable fire on Marlborough Street which brought the Luas Red line to a halt this morning.

There is no Red Line service operating from Smithfield and The Point/Connolly. Red Line services are operating from Tallaght/Saggart to Smithfield only.

Green Line services are operating from Brides Glen to St Stephens Green only and from Dominick to Broombridge only.

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Eamon Ryan, Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport at the launch of a public consultation on the Emerging Preferred Route  (top) for Luas Finglas at Luas Broombridge Depot this morning

This morning.

A Luas extension to Finglas will put a ‘grass track’ through three local parks, according to the plan that has been drawn up by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Via RTÉ:

The 4km Finglas track would provide four extra stops on the Green Line, as well as 600 spaces for a new park and ride facility at the new terminus at Charlestown.

The route going out for public consultation would go through Tolka Valley Park, Barnamore Grove linear park and Mellows Park.

A brochure [at link below] published by TII and the National Transport Authority for public consultation states that this will allow most of the new section to be a grass track, which is “an attractive innovation for urban transport in Ireland”.

Finglas Luas extension would see ‘grass track’ through 3 parks (RTÉ)

Brochure here

This evening.

Dublin city centre.







Luas and Dublin Bus passengers in Dublin city centre…

….as outgoing Minister for Transport Shane Ross warned:.

“We are going to get to a situation in the next few weeks where it’s close to bursting and where there’s not enough capacity on public transport.

“We’ve increased the capacity to 50% which will mean a lot more people can get on the buses and the trains but to match that, to protect people’s health, we’ve made mandatory face masks so everybody getting on to public transport in the next few weeks or days, they’ll have to wear a face mask.”

And good luck with that.


The plan first aired in 2006 for a cablecar which would run 80 metres above the Liffey between Heuston and the Docklands

We dared to dream big, in fairness.

An Taisce

Previously: Whatever happened to… Cable cars suspended hundreds of feet above the River Liffey?

Earlier this morning.

At the intersection of Benburb Street and Queen Street near McGettigan’s Bar in Smithfield, Dublin 7.

A crash took place between a Luas tram and a truck.

The Dublin Fire Brigade have reported that one person has suffered non-life threading injuries.

One injured as Luas car derailed in crash with truck in Smithfield, Dublin (Irish Mirror)

Pics via Dublin Fire Brigade

This morning.