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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# luas cross city

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# Green Line
'It doesn't feel safe': There's been an increase in complaints about Luas overcrowding
Luas delays, breakdowns, and signal faults have become more frequent in recent months, according to passengers.
# snapshot
'It's part of the city’s identity': The man who finds beauty in the Luas Cross City roadworks
We chatted to Thomas Fitzgerald of Streets of Dublin about photographing the Luas Cross City.
# traffic woes
Dublin Bus is changing another 10 routes to avoid College Green in the city centre
The NTA said these changes are in order to cater for an increase in the number of longer Luas trams and tourist season.
# Overcrowding
Longer Luas trams introduced this morning in bid to tackle overcrowding issues
A total of seven new longer trams are being introduced to Luas Cross City over the coming months.
# College Green
Dublin rush hour traffic congestion eases after 17 bus routes changed
Numerous bus routes were changed because of complaints of gridlock traffic.
# Overcrowding
'Bear with us' says TII as it apologises for 'teething problems' with new Luas Green Line
The closure of the Sandyford park and ride, and the overcrowding further along the Green Line, have been criticised so far this year.
Voices
'There is just not enough space for private cars, taxis, buses, cyclists and trams'
It is truly a wonder why local business groups are not begging us to ban cars, let alone trying to scupper plans, writes Paddy Smyth.
# cross city
Cycling in cities has been in the spotlight, but what are traffic planners doing about it?
Dublin City Council says each fatality is reviewed to see if improvements can be made.
# Commuting
'We're often portrayed as anti-car, we're not' - Dublin's traffic supremo on keeping the city flowing
This year was a big one for traffic changes in the capital.
# off the rails
Rents for homes close to new Luas cross-city stops rise by 21%
Overall, commuters living on the Dublin coastline pay the most on average.
# Dublin
Cyclists hold protest over Luas Cross City signs telling them to dismount and walk
The cyclists held the protest this lunchtime.
# Signal failure
Signal failure causes major traffic disruption during Luas Cross City's first weekday
“It couldn’t have happened at a worse time.”
# off the rails
Prices of homes near new Luas Cross City increased by 15% over the last year
Overall, commuters living on the Dublin coastline pay on average the most for a property.
# luas cross city
Video: The Luas Cross City is fully operational for the first time
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# luas cross city
The Luas Cross City starts today - but there are concerns for Dublin's cyclists
As Luas tracks have been laid down, significant changes have been made to lanes and traffic flow in certain key areas.
# Luas works
From today, permanent diversions are in place on Dublin's Dawson Street
Permanent road diversions are being put in place to make room for the new cross-city Luas line.
# Moore Street
'Customers find it impossible to get here': FX Buckley butcher says Luas works forced him to downsize
Buckley pins the drop in footfall on Moore Street to the Luas Cross City works.
# luas cross city
Drive through Dawson Street? You'll have to find a new route from now on
Cars will not be able to travel straight down Dawson Street to access Nassau Street.
# roadblock
Luas Cross City testing disrupted by parked vans and trucks on route
Luas Cross City began morning and evening tests of the new tram service this week.
# restrictions
'It's absolute chaos': Luas works are causing serious traffic issues on Moore Street
Footage shows an on call fire engine appearing to have to reverse down Moore Street due to congestion.
# luas cross city
Dublin's south quays reopen to traffic ahead of schedule
The works were expected to last for up to eight days.
# South Quay
Major Dublin city diversions have just come into effect
Have a look at what route is closed so you don’t spend too much of the Bank Holiday weekend stuck in traffic.
# significant disruption
Going to Croker next weekend? Luas works mean you should 'avoid the city centre completely'
Gardaí say that members of the public should only use public transport to access the city centre next bank holiday weekend.
# Dublin
There are some major Luas traffic disruptions coming (but they'll be the final ones before it starts running)
Luas Cross City will start carrying passengers in December.
# On track
Ding ding ding - the Luas has taken its first trip across O'Connell Bridge
Two Luas trams have made the first journeys on the new Luas Cross City route this morning.
# gauge run
Heading into Dublin this morning? Luas testing is set to cause traffic disruption in the city centre
The Luas is set to travel very, very slowly through the city centre to test out the new line for the first time today.
# testing 1 2
'It'll be quite a spectacle': Luas to travel very, very slowly through city centre to test out new line
On Saturday, engineers will give the Luas a run on the new line to test out every aspect of its operations.
# luas cross city
'It's impossible to get any rest': Dublin residents frustrated at late-night Luas works
Construction on the Luas Cross City has been ongoing in Dublin since early 2013.
# Parnell Street
'They've completely isolated us': Dublin businesses say Luas works are destroying their livelihoods
The Luas Cross City construction has had a negative impact on local businesses.
# gpo no they didnt
Renua are claiming Luas works make O'Connell St 'look like 1916'
Renua Ireland compared Dublin during the Luas works to Alcatraz in a statement today.
# Traffic
Dublin City Council going back on plans to ban all private cars from Eden Quay
Plans to restrict traffic were met with strong resistance from local businesses.
# luas cross city
'Lethal', 'insane' - cyclists have their say on what it's like dealing with the Luas expansion works
Many people have complained to Transport Infrastructure Ireland regarding the sometimes-hazardous nature of cycling near Luas works.
# new blue line
From December, this is what the Luas map will look like
From December, you’ll be able to take the Luas to Cabra, Grangegorman, the GPO and Trinity College.
# luas cross city
8 things all Dubliners resent about Luas Cross City
There are children in senior infants who are younger than the Luas Cross City works.
# lethal
'A serious accident waiting to happen' - cyclists not happy with Luas lines on single lane O'Connell Street
A spate of reports of people falling from their bicycles in traffic, and suffering minor-to-more-serious injuries, have been reported at the site.
# Phibsborough
Luas Cross City has erected a 'Berlinesque' wall and some Dubliners aren't happy
They say the wall obscures an old railway station.
# luas cross city
The bottom of Dawson Street is now closed to traffic for Luas works
It will be closed for four weeks while works for the Luas Cross City are carried out.
# Good job
These students in Dublin transformed a Luas hoarding with their own artwork
‘Cause it’s D7 and we love it.
Voices
Fast trains and motorways may grab the headlines, but we actually need more buses
Ciarán Cuffe says we need to do more with less when it comes to public transport.
# weekend warning
Everything you need to know about those major traffic changes in Dublin
The quays will be closed as the latest major phase of Luas works takes place.