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
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.
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”.
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.”
Consistent issue of RTC’s for Luas red line. It’s effectively running the gauntlet between Heuston and Connolly in particular. The current junction layouts are not safe enough. No doubt buildings obscure sight lines. Need to look at speed limits and limiting traffic in general. https://t.co/vWiUooeRxU
@Luas why is your LUAS every morning this week pulling off when people are running to it? A train pulls up and 30 people are getting off, and your luas pulls off as they get to it , leaving everyone standing at broombridge for 12 minutes until the next one comes along.
Your drivers can clearly see people running across the footbridge and down the steps, but pulls off, wheres the common sense and decent courtesy? It’s not as if there is another one, they are 10-12 minutes apart.
@Luas Could you please explain why the @Luas train leaving Broombridge at 9.36 didnt let people in who just arrived with the M3 Parkway train? We stood on the platform for 10 seconds and couldnt open the doors. Very frustrating.