Petition started to extend the Luas out to Lucan
Residents of Lucan have started a petition to appeal to the government to follow through on plans to extend the Luas further into West Dublin.
The text of the petition makes the argument that gridlock traffic is already causing serious problems for commuters in Lucan, and that plans to build more homes in the area will make matters worse if transport infrastructure is not improved.
"South Dublin County Council has also just announced/launched the proposed development of 8,000 housing units in the area of Clonburris which is said, will add another 12,000 people to the area without the proper public transport infrastructure to cater for its current population."
In 2016, extending the Luas as far as Lucan was announced as part of the Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy. However, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has since confirmed that the plan will not be on the table for the first five years of that strategy, at least.
“The development of the east-west Luas line from Lucan, while part of the longer-term transport strategy for the GDA, will not be progressed within the lifetime of the current capital plan”. The current plan runs until 2021.
The petition, which is aiming for 2500 signatures, currently has 1900. If you want to add your signature, sign here.
A cross-city Luas that will connect the Green and Red lines has been under construction through Dublin's City Centre for the past several years. It is expected to be in operation by the end of the year.