New Luas trams begin service today to reduce overcrowding issue
At long last.
If you are a regular user of the Luas service than you know the struggle. Since the introduction of the Luas cross city, it has been virtually impossible to get into a Luas at any stage of the day, let alone at peak times.
Many commuters have tweeted their anger over the past few weeks, with people having to see full Luas, after full Luas pass them by before eventually getting the chance to hop on themselves.
— Liam Molloy (@liamomaol) February 6, 2018
Three full luases have just passed me that I’ve not been able to get on going towards town. The service since the line was extended has worsened severely @Luas. More investment in running more trams +strategic planning needed.
— Rebek'ah ? (@Ormakapay) February 2, 2018
But now hopefully this will be a thing of the past as from today the deployment of seven new trams takes place as Luas operator Transdev will be adding them over a period of 12 weeks at a cost of €36 million.
These trams will be 12m longer making them the longest trams in the world.
A spokesman for Transport Infrastructure Ireland said to the Irish Times that the trams will be introduced every couple of weeks starting from today, with all seven trams being in full operation from the middle of May.
The new trams hope to reduce crowding and the length of time in which customers are waiting. Eventually - it has been a tough couple of weeks.