Luas Cross City Gauge Run | Civil Construction Photography
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A key milestone for the Luas Cross City Project as the first tram running from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge Cabra.
• Project on schedule for passenger services will be commenced in December
Saturday, 17th June 2017, Dublin – The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, attended the Luas Cross City Gauge Run, in which the first tram on the new route was tested. The project is entering the final six months of work in advance of passenger services which will be commencing in December.
The Gauge Run is taking place over two days from St. Stephen’s Green along the 5.9km route to Broombridge, Cabra. Two trams are being brought at walking speed along the Northbound and Southbound alignment, stopping at each new platform and manoeuvring along the route to allow a range of measurements and tests to be carried out.
Speaking at today’s Gauge Run, Minister Ross said “Luas Cross City has been a priority project for the Government and is on target to be completed and fully operational by the end of this year. The project will be a very welcome addition to the public transport network in Dublin, enhancing the overall capacity available which will encourage more people onto public transport and help in alleviating congestion in the city as the level of economic activity continues to grow.”