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Luas is an Irish rail system operated in the Republic of Ireland. It was launched in 2004 after many years of talks.

Luas runs two main lines, the Red Line and the Green Line.

History

After the Dublin Stream Tram (1872–1949) ended, plans in 1981 proposed a brand new modernized light rail system for the Republic of Ireland.

Official announcements began in the late-1990s. People started building the first rail for Luas in 2000.

Transdev began running Luas for the Irish government in 2014.

Launch

The official launch of the Luas was to be 2003, however, this was delayed due to construction.

The launch was 30 June 2004 and the official launch was 26 September 2004.

Routes

Luas has two main lines.

  • Line 1 - Red Line (The Point–Tallaght)
  • Line 2 - Green Line (Bride's Glen–Boombridge)

A brand new line was launched on 9 December 2017.

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