LUAS Cross City update—A Dozen New Views from Dublin’s North Side.

Track and platform construction continues in Dublin on Ireland’s latest rail-transit route.

When completed LUAS Cross City will extend the Green Line north through the Dublin City Centre via Parnell Square to Broadstone and beyond to a new terminus at Broombridge.

The other day Mark Healy and I made an inspection of the work in progress.

Safety fences combined with the visual chaos of this urban setting makes for challenging photography. I’m hoping to add these images to my file of now and then images once the project is completed and functional.

Looking toward Broadstone from the North Circular Road. Lumix LX7 photo.
Looking toward Broadstone from the North Circular Road. Lumix LX7 photo.
Tracks at Broadstone. The old railway terminal is featured at the right. Lumix LX7 photo.
Tracks at Broadstone. The old railway terminal is featured at the right. Lumix LX7 photo.
Construction fences and other modern ugliness make visually effective photography difficult. Lumix LX7 photo.
Construction fences and other modern ugliness make visually effective photography difficult. Lumix LX7 photo.
Dominick Street Lower. Lumix LX7 photo.
Dominick Street Upper. Lumix LX7 photo.
Dominick Street Lower. Lumix LX7 photo.
Dominick Street Lower. Lumix LX7 photo.
New tracks in Dublin's north inner city. Lumix LX7 photo.
New tracks in Dublin’s north inner city. Lumix LX7 photo.
O'Connell Street looking toward the Parnell monument. Lumix LX7 photo.
O’Connell Street looking toward the Parnell monument. Lumix LX7 photo.
General Post Office, O'Connell Street, Dublin. Lumix LX7 photo.
General Post Office, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Lumix LX7 photo.
New square crossing at Abbey Street and O'Connell Street. Red Line tram waiting at the lights. FujiFilm XT1 digital camera.
New square crossing at Abbey Street and O’Connell Street. Red Line tram waiting at the lights. FujiFilm XT1 digital camera.
A mix of new and old trackage on Abbey Street. One leg of the Cross City route will cross the Red Line at Abbey Street. FujiFilm XT1 digital camera.
A mix of new and old trackage on Abbey Street. One leg of the Cross City route will cross the Red Line at Abbey Street. FujiFilm XT1 digital camera.
Some interesting trackage on Abbey Street. FujiFilm XT1 digital camera.
Some interesting trackage on the Red Line at  Abbey Street. FujiFilm XT1 digital camera.
Red Line LUAS trams pass near the Loop Line Bridge on Abbey Street. The new crossing on Marlborough Street is behind me.
Red Line LUAS trams pass near the Loop Line Bridge on Abbey Street. The new crossing on Marlborough Street is behind me.
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