The Luas is set to get a major improvement... but only on one line
Commuters on the Luas could be breathing a lot easier if the Cabinet approves Minister for Transport Shane Ross' plans to increase the size of the carriages on the Green Line.
Minister Ross is set to ask the Cabinet to approve a €100m budget to increase the capacity of Luas trams between 2018 and 2022.
Dublin city has been in the process of establishing a cross-city Luas system for the last several years, but it has been reported by the Herald that the increased capacity will only apply to Luas trams on the Green Line. The Luas Green Line currently terminates in St. Stephen's Green and Brides Glen in South County Dublin.
The improvement will see the length of the Luas Green Line tram go from 43 metres to 55 metres. The plan would necessitate further development work at several Luas stops, as well as the introduction of eight new trams to the route.