Luas Light Rail Transport System

Benefits

The Dublin Luas system is a state of the art Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. LRT systems offer a unique set of benefits providing an attractive alternative to the use of private cars. A brief look at these benefits and related features will explain why they have become so popular world-wide.

The Luas Light Rail Transport In Action

So how does the Luas navigate and travel around the city, well there are two tram lines or tracks a green and red line, that can safely operate along with motorists and cyclists.

Here is a video of the Luas Light Rail Transport system operating in and around Dublin city.
The video footage shows the tram, traveling through Dublin city, Abbey street, O’ Connell street, and then up through St Stephens Green. The Video is best viewed in full screen for high quality and visual viewing.

High Capacity Services Penetrating Built-Up Areas

Rail Guidance Street Networks
Rail guidance is essential where long vehicles are required to carry the same number of passengers as several standard buses and yet penetrate existing street networks.

Excellent Speed And Frequency Reliability

Luas Light Rail Transport System Inside

Luas Light Rail Transport System Inside

Passenger Carrying Capacity
The high passenger carrying capacity of trams justifies the provision of dedicated tram paths and priority at junctions ensuring high quality reliability in terms of speed and frequency.

Convenient Stop Locations And Spacings

Closely Spaced Stops
LRT technology allows the development of efficient systems with closely spaced stops. This allows stops to be located conveniently and within reasonable walking distance.

Safe

Designed And Operated
LRT systems are designed and operated to ensure that trams can mingle safely with city traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular. This is particularly important at junctions and other locations where other vehicles must use the tram path. At the same time other vehicles respect the fact that trams run on a fixed path.

Environmentally Friendly

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Luas Light Rail Transport System

Luas Light Rail Transport System

Luas Light Rail Transport System

Excellent Speed And Frequency Reliability

The trams are fairly frequent roughly around 5 to 10 minutes in between stops throughtout the city, and a valid ticket is required.

Luas Ticket Machine Types Fares

How To Purchase Tickets

Luas Ticket Machine

Tickets are purchased through ticket dispenser machines single, return, seven day and 30 day fare tickets and types, good for every day usage of the Luas.
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Platforms And Boarding

LRT stops involve platforms about twice the height of a normal kerb which allow for level boarding of trams by persons in wheelchairs and other persons whose mobility is impaired. Platforms are typically ramped at each end to allow easy access to the platform for boarding.