More on the New Tracks: Dublin’s Cross City LUAS Progress; South Side.

This is a cursory survey of new trackage now being installed for Dublin’s Cross City extension of the LUAS Green Line tram route. (The first portion of the Green Line had opened in 2004.)

A couple of weeks ago, Mark Healy and I inspected progress on Dublin’s North Side.

We made a follow up trip last week and these photos were made walking the route along Hawkins Street, College Green, Nassau and Dawson Streets to St. Stephen’s Green (present southern terminus).

I made these photos with my Lumix LX7.

Hawkins Street, Dublin. March 2016.
Hawkins Street, Dublin. March 2016.
Looking toward College Green.
Looking toward College Green.
From the foot of Grafton Street looking toward College Green.
From the foot of Grafton Street looking toward College Green. (Trinity College at right).
Dawson Street looking south.
Dawson Street looking south.

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Map of the new line.
Map of the new line.
Dawson Street looking north.
Dawson Street looking north.

 

Dawson Street looking north.
Dawson Street looking north.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.
St. Stephens Green.

One downside to the completion of the line will be the necessity to string catenary through the Dublin city centre. This will complicate photography of historic architecture.

Of course this same architecture will make for some nice backdrops.

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One thought on “More on the New Tracks: Dublin’s Cross City LUAS Progress; South Side.”

  1. Perhaps you could suggest 3rd rail and EMD could bring back the FL- 9s rather than that unsightly catenary ! On the serious side… Gorgeous photos of all Ireland. Thanks for all of your efforts !

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