The new Luas Cross City opened at 2pm today, bringing passengers all the way from Stephen's Green to Broombridge in Cabra.
The line will add 13 new stops over 5.6 kilometres of track and is expected to result in 10 million extra Luas journeys a year.
There were huge queues for the first tram and plenty of excitement in the city centre.
Check out people's reactions to the new Luas below.
— Charlene Lydon (@charlenelydon) December 9, 2017
First night for @Luas in Cabra. Passenger reaction:
‘The trams are so quiet’.
‘Like gliding into town’.
‘In a few weeks, it’ll be packed’.
‘I like the way the stop is well-lit.’
‘No place to park your bike’.
(0kay, that last one is mine)#LuasCrossCity pic.twitter.com/cAnW4T86Gw
— CathalMacCoille (@CMacCoille) December 9, 2017
— Vincent Lonij (@Vincentropy) December 9, 2017
I actually can't wait to have a go on the new luas
— Síofra Nic Liam (@SiofraNicLiam) December 9, 2017
While people's reactions have generally been positive, others criticised the dangers to cyclists posed by the tram tracks.
Question: Why do #cyclists ???????have to dismount at Trinity/College Green?
Answer: The new road layout differs significantly from the approved Rail Order layout and now this shared Bus/Cycle lane is a narrow death trap.????#LuasCrossCity #Cyclistdismount #RoadSafety #Luas pic.twitter.com/kUAuOY2yrw
— Rob Cross ???????? ???????? (@RobCross247) December 9, 2017