Luas services running again after technical fault

Green Line disrupted as technicians examine overhead wires

Passangers at a Luas stop. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Passangers at a Luas stop. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

 

Services are now operating on the Luas Green Line after a severe disruption Saturday because of a technical fault.

It said its maintenance staff were working to fix a technical fault on the overhead power lines which became apparent overnight when trams were undergoing their regular inspection. Some tram pantographs, the mechanism that connects the tram with the overhead line, were slightly damaged on inspection, indicating an issue with the overhead line, according to the Luas statement.

“To operate trams in the affected area could result in significant damage to the overhead lines resulting in significantly extended downtime,” the statement added.

Luas Red Line services are operating normally. Travel updates are being published on the Luas website and on the Luas Twitter account.