Making ‘Before Photos’ while there’s still time.

In Dublin, LUAS Cross City works are underway. Ultimately, these new tram lines will link Red Line and Green Line routes (presently isolated from one another) and run all the way to Broombridge for an interface with Irish Rail’s line to Maynooth.

Back when the first two LUAS lines were under construction, I missed the opportunity to make lots of ‘before’ photos. I did make some, but not nearly enough.

The other morning was clear and bright, so I walked the route of the new tram line from the Midland Great Western terminus at Broadstone to O’Connell Bridge.

Excavation and track laying works are underway in several places along with detailed signs about the project. These photos probably won’t win prizes for artistic achievement, but I’m sure that they will age well, and make for excellent ‘before’ scenes in a few years time.

Map of LUAs Cross City works and plan. Lumix LX7 photo.
Map of LUAs Cross City works and plan. Lumix LX7 photo.
Detail of the old Midland Great Western terminal at Broadstone. The shed remains as an active bus depot (repair/storage facility), but passenger trains vacated the old terminus in the 1930s. Soon the LUAS will have a stop nearby. Lumix LX7 photo.
Detail of the old Midland Great Western terminal at Broadstone. The shed remains as an active bus depot (repair/storage facility), but passenger trains vacated the old terminus in the 1930s. Soon the LUAS will have a stop nearby. Unfortunately, while LUAS works are underway, it is difficult to make views of this historic building. Lumix LX7 photo.
View looking toward Dominic Street Upper from Broadstone. Dominic Street will carry the tracks from the city centre. Lumix LX7 photo.
View looking toward Dominic Street Upper from Broadstone. Dominic Street will carry the tracks from the city centre. Lumix LX7 photo.
View from Dominic Street Upper looking toward Broadstone. Lumix LX7 photo.
View from Dominic Street Upper looking toward Broadstone. Lumix LX7 photo.
Dominic Street Upper looking north.
Dominic Street Upper looking north.
LUAS works on Parnell Street. Lumix LX7 photo.
LUAS works on Parnell Street. Lumix LX7 photo.
LUAS works on Parnell Street. Lumix LX7 photo.
LUAS works on Parnell Street. Lumix LX7 photo.
LUAS works on Parnell Street. Lumix LX7 photo.
LUAS works on Parnell Street. Lumix LX7 photo.
O'Connell Street looking south.
O’Connell Street looking south.
O'Connell Street looking south. Lumix LX7 Photo.
O’Connell Street looking south. Lumix LX7 Photo.
O'Connell Street looking south. Lumix LX7 Photo.
O’Connell Street looking south. Lumix LX7 Photo.
O'Connell Street. Lumix LX7 Photo.
O’Connell Street. Lumix LX7 Photo.
FujiFilm XT-1 digital photo.
FujiFilm XT-1 digital photo.
LUAS Red Line tram at Blackhall Place. I wish I'd made a photo at this corner prior to 2004!
LUAS Red Line tram at Blackhall Place. I wish I’d made a photo at this corner prior to 2004! (That’s my point). FujiFilm X-T1.

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