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DUBLIN - BAILE ÁTHA CLIATH

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8 Dec. 2009

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The Dublin light rail network at the opening of the Docklands extension of the Red Line.




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ROUTES

Dublin light rail (Luas)

Operator: Veolia Transdev

G Green Line St. Stephen’s Green - Ranelagh - Milltown - Dundrum - Leopardstown - Ballyogan - Bride’s Glen
R Red Line The Point / Connolly (Main station) - Smithfield - Heuston - Drimnagh - Belgard - Saggart / Tallaght

The route designations G and R for the Green and Red Lines, respectively, are for the reader's convenience only and are not used by the operator.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Light rail (Luas): 38.2 km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • Horse tramways: 1 Feb. 1872 - 13 Jan. 1901
  • Steam tramways: June 1881 - 1905.
  • First-generation electric tramway: 16 May 1896 - 9 July 1949.
  • Second-generation light rail (Luas): 30 June 2004 - today.
  • Hill of Howth Tramway: 7 June 1901 - 31 May 1959.

GAUGE

  • Horse tramways: 1220 mm / 1600 mm.
  • Steam tramways: 915 mm / 1067 mm. / 1580 mm.
  • Dublin tramways (1st generation): 1580 mm.
  • Dublin light rail (Luas): 1435 mm.
  • Lucan tramways: 1067 mm. (until 29 Jan. 1925); reopened as part of the general Dublin system: 1580 mm. (14 May 1928 - 12 Apr. 1940)
  • Hill of Howth Tramway: 1580 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Corcoran, M. Through the streets broad and narrow: A history of Dublin trams. Hersham (England): Ian Allan, 2000, rev.ed. 2008.
  • Fayle, H. "The electric tramways of Ireland (4): The Dublin tramways" The Modern Tramway, Nov. 1940 (3: 35), p.129-130, 132.

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