LUAS before the safety yellow bands.

LUAS trams at Heuston Station on 31 July 2005. Exposed on Fujichrome Sensia 100 with a Nikon F3 with 180mm lens.
LUAS trams at Heuston Station on 31 July 2005. Exposed on Fujichrome Sensia 100 with a Nikon F3 with 180mm lens.

Lately LUAS has made headlines in Ireland as the result of high-profile service disruptions owing to disputes with tram drivers.

Looking back more than ten years; I made this photo at Heuston Station when the LUAS Red Line was still a relatively new service. Back then the 3001-series trams were still in a short configuration.

From a photographic perspective, in their early appearance the trams seemed a bit naked, as the safety-yellow banding hadn’t been applied.

At the time of this image, the use of the center platform at Heuston was a relatively unusual occurrence.

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