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Unread 17-03-2012, 18:07   #1
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Default [March 2012] Luas Red Line - Service has resumed

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Saturday 17th March 17.30pm

Important Travel Information for Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th March

Passengers,


Saturday 17th March

Please be advised Luas Red Lines services are currently running between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse only due to a fire in the city centre. This will be in place until further notice. All valid Luas tickets will be accepted by Dublin Bus for the duration of this disruption.


Sunday 18th March

Red Line services will operate between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse only. A limited bus service will be in operation from 7am serving most Luas stops between Blackhorse and the city centre. A valid Luas ticket is required to use the service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.


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Saturday 17th March 18 15pm

Important Travel Information for Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th March

Passengers,


Saturday 17th March

Please be advised Luas Red Lines services are currently running between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse only .

This is due to a fire in the city centre on Saturday morning which affected buildings close to the tracks.

Luas has being requested to turn off the power to the overhead lines in the affected area to assist the services who are dealing with the aftermath of this incident.

As a result of this there is no tram service between Blackhorse stop and the City Centre.

This will be in place until further notice. All valid Luas tickets will be accepted by Dublin Bus for the duration of this disruption.


Sunday 18th March

Red Line services will operate between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse only. A limited bus service will be in operation from 7am serving most Luas stops between Blackhorse and the city centre. A valid Luas ticket is required to use the service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.


Kind Regards,
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Freephone: 1800 300 604
Email: info@luas.ie
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Saturday 17th March 19.00pm
Important Travel Information for Saturday 17th March and Sunday 18th March

Passengers,

Saturday 17th March

Please be advised Luas Red Lines services are currently running between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse Stop only .

This is due to a fire in the city centre this morning which affected buildings close to the tracks.

Luas has being requested to turn off the power to the overhead lines in the affected area to assist the services who are dealing with the aftermath of this incident.

As a result of this there is no tram service between Blackhorse Stop and the city centre.

This will be the case until further notice. All valid Luas tickets will be accepted by Dublin Bus for the duration of this disruption.


Sunday 18th March

Red Line services will operate between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse Stop only.

All Luas tickets will be valid on Dublin Bus.

A limited Luas / bus service will also be in operation serving the following Luas stops: Blackhorse, Goldenbridge, Drimnagh, Suir Road, Abbey, Busaras and Connolly.

The following stops will not be served: Fatima, Rialto, James, Heuston, Museum, Smithfield, Four Courts.

A valid Luas ticket is required to use the Luas / Bus service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.


Kind Regards,
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Freephone: 1800 300 604
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Sunday March 18th

Please be advised Luas Red Line service is currently running between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse Stop only.

This disruption to service is because of a fire yesterday in the city centre which affected buildings close to the tracks.

Luas has being requested to turn off the power to the overhead lines in the affected area to assist the services who continue today to deal with the aftermath of this incident.

As a result of this there is no tram service between Blackhorse Stop and the city centre.

This will be the case until further notice. All valid Luas tickets will be accepted by Dublin Bus for the duration of this disruption.

A limited Luas bus service is also in operation from 7am serving the following Luas stops between Blackhorse and the city centre:

Blackhorse, Goldenbridge, Drimnagh, Suir Road, Abbey, Busaras and Connolly.

The following stops will not be served: Fatima, Rialto, James, Heuston, Museum, Smithfield, Four Courts.

A valid Luas ticket is required to use the service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.

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Unread 18-03-2012, 13:51   #5
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http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...breaking7.html
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Red line Luas services disrupted

Services on the Luas red line remain disrupted because of the affects of a fire in buildings close to the route in the city centre yesterday.

As a result trams are only operating between Tallaght and Blackhorse Avenue. The green line Luas is operating as normal.

The company that operates the Luas said this morning there would be no service between Blackhorse Avenue and the city until further notice.

A limited Luas bus service is in operation serving Blackhorse, Goldenbridge, Drimnagh, Suir Road, Abbey, Busaras and Connolly and the city centre.

The following stops: Fatima, Rialto, James, Heuston, Museum, Smithfield, Four Courts, will not be served.

Valid Luas tickets will be accepted by Dublin Bus for the duration of the disruption.
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It is unclear if there will be Luas Red Line services between Blackhorse and The Point on bank holiday Monday. Keep an eye on http://www.luas.ie/travel-updates for details.

It is the end of terrace building, with the red brick front here: http://maps.google.ie/maps?q=Benburb...52.04,,0,-6.68 that is the problem. During / after the fire part of the roof collapsed, forcing our the gable wall. There is also signs of a 'belly' in the front wall (now not supported by the gable wall), which if there was further subsidence, would risk falling out onto the street.

The adjacent buildings are showing their age, so the risk is that there would be a sympathetic collapse of several buildings. Structural steel was being fitted on Sunday afternoon to stabilise the building. Depending on the exact condition of the building and how work proceeds, Luas should be open on Tuesday, but Monday is less certain.
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Monday March 19th

Please be advised the Luas Red Line service is currently running between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse Stop only.

This disruption to service is due to a fire in the city centre which affected buildings close to the tracks on the morning of March 17th.

Luas has been requested to turn off the power to the overhead lines in the affected area to assist the services who continue to deal with the aftermath of this incident.

As a result there is no tram service between Blackhorse Stop and the city centre.

This will continue to be the case until further notice. All valid Luas tickets will be accepted by Dublin Bus for the duration of this disruption.

A limited Luas bus service is also in operation from 7am serving the following Luas stops between Blackhorse and the city centre:

Blackhorse, Drimnagh, Goldenbridge, Suir Road, Abbey, Busaras and Connolly.

A valid Luas ticket is required to use the service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.


Kind Regards,
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• Freephone: 1800 300 604
• Email: info@luas.ie
• Web: www.luas.ie
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Unread 19-03-2012, 02:28   #9
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Is the Docklands extension running?
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Unread 19-03-2012, 11:05   #10
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It seems no. Nothing between Blackhorse-Connolly/The Point.
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Unread 19-03-2012, 19:16   #11
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Red Line Service for Tuesday March 20th including today’s information.


Red Line Service Tuesday March 20th 2012:

Please note the Red Line will operate between Tallaght/ Saggart and Heuston Stop only. There will be no service from Heuston to the city centre.

The frequency will change also, 7 - 10 minutes in the peak. 15- 20 minutes off peak.

Luas passengers are therefore advised to leave extra time to travel.

Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus.

This service disruption is due to a fire in the city centre on Saturday morning March 17th on Queen Street.

Luas has been requested to turn off the power to the overhead lines in the affected area as buildings in the immediate vicinity of the track need to be protected and or demolished and a safety cordon is in operation.

Luas is working with all parties for a speedy resolution to this issue.

We hope to restore full Luas Red Line services as soon as possible.

Passengers are advised to check the Luas website for updates and to listen for media updates including AA Roadwatch bulletins.


Monday March 19th

Please be advised the Luas Red Line service is currently running between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse Stop only.

As a result there is no tram service between Blackhorse Stop and the city centre.

All valid Luas tickets will be accepted by Dublin Bus for the duration of this disruption.

A limited Luas bus service is also in operation from 7am serving the following Luas stops between Blackhorse and the city centre:

Blackhorse, Drimnagh, Goldenbridge, Suir Road, Abbey, Busaras and Connolly.

A valid Luas ticket is required to use this service.

We apologise to Luas customers for this service disruption. Please be advised we are working with all parties concerned to resume a full Red Line service.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.

Kind Regards,
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So sanity has returned to Veolia, and they will run the service to/from Heuston. Which begs the question, why wasn't it done beforehand?
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Its messy as hell

Tram arrives into Heuston goes out onto the bridge, reverses into the centre platform and then goes back out onto the bridge and then finally goes in the right direction
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5 minute job max.

Since the disruption began, there's been more seats than passengers on the Luas at all times. They can't allow that situation to continue for much longer. Running the service to/from Heuston will get double the current amount of passengers, and at least ease the financial hit a bit.
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From what I recall of the RPA's presentation to Engineers Ireland, the trams could have escaped to Line BX and thereby either Sandyford or Broombridge depots but would not have been able to loop back onto C/C1.
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Luas Red Line Service Information for Tuesday March 20th 2012

Please note the Red Line is operating between Tallaght/ Saggart and Heuston Stop only.

There will be no service from Heuston to the city centre.

The frequency has changed also, 7 - 10 minutes in the peak. 15- 20 minutes off peak.

Luas passengers are therefore advised to leave extra time to travel.

Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus.

This service disruption is due to a fire in the city centre on Saturday morning March 17th on Queen Street.

Luas has been requested to turn off the power to the overhead lines in the affected area as buildings in the immediate vicinity of the track need to be protected and or demolished and a safety cordon is in operation.

Luas is working with all parties for a speedy resolution to this issue.

We hope to restore full Luas Red Line services as soon as possible.

Passengers are advised to check this site for updates and to listen for media updates including AA Roadwatch bulletins.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.

Kind Regards,
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They don't know yet if the problem will be hours or days. Hopefully some news by lunchtime.
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Luas Red Line Service Information
Wednesday March 21st 2012

Please note the Red Line is operating on Wednesday March 21st between Tallaght/ Saggart Stops and Heuston Stop only.

There is no service from Heuston to the city centre.

The frequency has changed also, 7 - 10 minutes in the peak. 15 minutes off peak.

Luas passengers are therefore advised to leave extra time to travel.

Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus for the duration of this disruption.

This service disruption is due to a fire in the city centre last Saturday morning March 17th on Benburb Street.

Luas has been requested by Dublin City Council to turn off the power to the overhead lines in the affected area as buildings in the immediate vicinity of the track need to be protected and / or demolished and a safety cordon is in operation. See picture.

The reason why Luas is unable to operate a city service outside of the cordon e.g. Smithfield Stop to The Point Stop is because the Smithfield Stop is in the area where the power lines are turned off. The area of power that is de-energised is from the Aisling Hotel, just past Heuston Stop, to The Four Courts Stop. Hence it is not possible to operate Smithfield to The Point.

Dublin City Council, Buildings Department confirmed work had commenced on the site and a progress meeting will be held at 4pm on Wednesday March 21st. Following this meeting Luas will update passengers on the service for the rest of the week.

We hope to restore full Luas Red Line services as soon as it is possible and when safe to do so.

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Passengers are advised to check the Luas website for updates and to listen for media updates including AA Roadwatch bulletins.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.

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Luas Red Line Service Information
Wednesday March 21st and Thursday March 22nd 2012

Dublin City Council today told Luas about the extent and consequences of the structural damage caused to the fire damaged buildings adjacent to the Red Line Luas tracks on Benburb Street, Dublin 7.

DCC's Consultant Structural Engineer has confirmed that the buildings are unstable and it is now not possible to secure the buildings as they had planned.

Furthermore DCC informed Luas that it will be Friday 23rd March or indeed Monday March 26th before Luas can resume a full Red Line service.

Another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday March 22nd at 3pm, after which a further update will be published.

For work continue safely on the properties the overhead power lines are turned off and a safety cordon is in place on Benburb Street.

This means the Luas service is only able to operate as follows:


Red Line Service:

Tallaght/ Saggart Stops to Heuston Stop only. There is no tram service from Heuston to the City Centre.

Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus for the duration of this service disruption.

Luas passengers are therefore advised to leave extra time to travel.

To everyone affected by this service disruption please accept our sincere apologies.

Passengers are advised to check the Luas website for updates and to listen for media updates including AA Roadwatch bulletins.

http://www.luas.ie/assets/graphics/T...2021032012.jpg

Picture of Safety Cordon and Works in Berburb Street.

Luas Green Line is operating as normal.

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