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Trams Will Finally Travel The New Luas Cross City Lines This Weekend

By Alana Laverty

June 13, 2017 at 11:27am

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After four long years of construction, trams will finally test the new Luas Cross City route this weekend. 

Kicking off at 7am on Saturday, June 17 two trams moving at slow speeds (from 5kph up to 10kph)  will move between St. Stephen’s Green, College Green and over to O’Connell Street.

The tram movements will be controlled by test marshals on the ground and supported by An Garda Siochána to bring the trams across the city centre and through junctions.

It will go on until about midday.

Members of the public are asked to keep a safe distance from the trams and to please obey the instructions of An Garda Siochána and marshals.

The gauge run tests include a range of measurements and checks to ensure that the new infrastructure is working with the trams. The gauge run allows the engineering team to check the exact and precise specifications. A second day of gauge run testing will take place on the morning of Sunday 18 between Broadstone and Cabra.

During the Summer months, tram testing will continue in advance of passenger services finally commencing in December. 

More info can be found here

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