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The Luas number 5027: A 55 metre tram photographed on O’Connell Bridge, blocking traffic. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Luas ticket machines at stations across both tram lines were unable to accept card payments on Friday morning, causing great frustration to passengers(...)

The seven new trams will be the longest single unit Citadis- type trams in the world, according to tram maker Alstom.  Photograph: Collins

The first of Dublin’s 55m trams will go into service on the city’s Green Line later this week. A total of seven of the new longer  trams are to (...)

Dublin Cycling Campaign has received numerous reports from cyclists of falls or near-misses in the city centre due to the new tram tracks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cycling injuries resulting from crashes after bicycle wheels become stuck in Dublin’s Luas tram tracks are becoming increasingly common, a hospital em(...)

Commuters exit the Luas at Stephen’s Green on Tuesday. Source: Jack Power

Luas commuters reported travel delays on the second working day of the Cross City line, with large numbers of commuters left waiting at stops and a la(...)

Adjusting the lights on College Street for the Luas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A “perfect storm” caused by failing traffic lights at a key junction, freezing weather and a new tramline navigating rush-hour commuter traffic for th(...)

 Traffic backed up from Pearse Street to College Green. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The ever-so-predictable traffic chaos that hit Dublin city on Monday morning, the first working day since the new Luas Cross City began operating, cou(...)

There were delays on sections of the Cross City Luas during its first morning rush hour on Monday. Photograph: Collins

The snarl-up which caused traffic gridlock in Dublin city centre on Monday morning does not appear to have been repeated at the height of the evening (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (left), Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Transport Shane Ross remove the ribbon on the first Luas tram to use the new cross-city track. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“How many ministers for transport does it take to link the Luas?” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar asked. He answered his own riddle. “It appears it (...)

Richie McCarthy, Siptu shop steward, said about 50  drivers have voiced “serious concerns” about their confidence to operate the new lines. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Dublin Luas drivers say they have not been adequately trained to drive the new Cross City lines, due to begin operating on Saturday. A numb(...)

The Luas Red Line Trials, Sandyford - St Stephen’s Green driver Alan Heffernan in Harcourt Street.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

With large stretches of the new Luas tracks available to public transport and private cars, a significant number of locations along the route will pro(...)

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