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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Track laying launched on Luas Cross City extension

Luas Cross City contractor the Sisk Steconfer JV has begun the main track laying works on the 6-kilometre extension of Dublin’s light rail network.

The €368 million project will connect the Luas Red and Green lines.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe, who was at a ceremony to mark the milestone, said: “Since its inception in 2004, Luas has been a massive success. 2014 saw an additional 2.1 million journeys being taken between the Red and Green lines.

“The linking up of these two lines, through Luas Cross City, is expected to yield up to 10 million more journeys each year. This will create a Luas network for the first time which will add significantly to our public transport system.”

The Sisk Steconfer JV is due to complete the contract, which includes the installation of overhead electrification, building new stops and extending existing stops, in 2017.

The project also includes reinstating a line in the Broadstone railway cutting and building a new depot in Broombridge.



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