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If you're travelling home on the Luas this afternoon, you may be in for some delays.

The transport company has confirmed that some stops on the green line are out of use due to an ill passenger.

Stops between Milltown and Stephen's Green have been disrupted and Luas are urging passengers to be aware that they could face disruptions for up to 30 minutes.

However, Dublin Bus is issuing any valid Luas tickets during the delay.



Following an incident on the Luas Red Line this morning, the tram operator has taken to Twitter to advise the public of delays.

It has been established that a man was arrested at Goldenbridge in Dublin 8 this morning after pulling the emergency brake which resulted in a fellow passenger sustaining injuries.

The individual was taken to Sundrive Garda Station while the the injured party was treated at the scene by emergency services.

The incident resulted in delays which the tram operator has acknowledged via social media.

"Luas Red Line Services back on the move but there will be delays on the Red Line for approx. 1 hour until services regulate back to normal."

Commuters had taken to social media to complain about delays in this morning's service.



While we may all be moaning about how long it's taking to build the new Luas lines, we can't deny that the Luas is an oh-so handy way of getting around the city.

However, if your Leap Card often pulls a Houdini and escapes from your clutches at the crucial tag-on moments, you may be partial to paying by card at the machine.

Since the dawn of the Luas era, there has been a minimum spend on card transactions, which has forced people to pay for a full line route when they only wanted to go a few short stops. 

Now, the Luas is doing away with the rule and we're definitely happy about it. 

"There is no longer any minimum limit for Credit or Debit Card transactions at Luas Ticket Machines," reads a statement on the Luas information page.

"You can now use Credit or Debit Cards for purchases from €0 to €150 at any Luas Ticket Machine."

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!



If you're driving into town tomorrow, you might want to work out a different route as more road works are taking place.

As part of the Luas Cross City works, no private vehicles wil be allowed to turn right onto Eden Quay from O'Connell Bridge from March 20.


This is actually being rolled out as a permanent change, with only public transport, taxis and bikes allowed to use the route.

With construction set to be completed by the end of this year, it'll be another few months until diversions in the city centre will come to an end.



If you're a red line Luas user, you might face some slight disruptions to lines today, March 5.

Until 10am tomorrow, the Drimnagh to James's stops will be closed due to essential maintenance works. 

If you're really stuck though, and have your Luas ticket, a bus service will run through the affected Luas stops from Blackhorse to Heuston.

The same maintenance work will take place next Sunday, March 12, where you can expect delays from 7am that morning.

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The Luas was out of action this evening between Beechwood and Stephen's Green on the greeen line – causing rush-hour chaos for thousands of commuters. 

Tram officials said that an earlier incident at Harcourt was to blame. 

The line has thankfully just reopened in the last few minutes, but there are delays are to be expected as services gradually return to normal.

"Green Line service has been restored with delays following earlier disruption," read a statement on Twitter. "We apologise for the inconvenience."

Pictures on social media this evening showed passengers making their journey home along the Luas tracks – many of whom were using their phones as torches to light up the ground ahead. 



We all have a few Luas horror stories, from technical faults to stikes and even manspreading, but this is really something else.

Yesterday morning, like every other morning, a woman hopped on the Luas in Balally to go to work.

But it was super early in the morning, so she dozed off for a bit… only to wake up in the middle of the Luas getting washed in the depot.

*Queue panic and running*

Obviously, the driver got a fair scare when he saw Aoife knocking on his glass door.

She told the DailyEdge: "I got on at Balally to go to work, but I hadn't had much sleep the night before so nodded off within minutes. I woke up at the Sandyford depot to the sound of a Luas maintenance guy waving and banging on the window beside me. I’d no clue what was going on!

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"I spotted that the driver was still there so got his attention and asked if I could get out but we had to wait for the Luas to go through the washer. I was about 15 minutes waiting before I could get out. I was lucky I wasn’t stuck there longer."

We'd honestly think we were still dreaming!



Whether you're going in to do your weekly shop, or just fancy a trip under the Christmas lights of Dublin, then Luas is going to be your number one man this Sunday.

Yep, you can ride for free all day long, but there's one very specific rule – you have to wear a Christmas jumper.

With just about a month to go until the big day, the travel bosses are feeling festive and want to try and pull off a world record.

To have the most amount of people in one place wearing a festive sweater is no easy feat, but they did it last year, and want to make 2016 even bigger.

The record attempt will take place on O'Connell Street at 4pm on Sunday, November 27, but if you can't make that, getting to travel around the city for free is a nice bonus.



Commuters will be faced with a change in fares come 2017, with it going up for some and down for others.

This afternoon, The National Transport Authority announced that fares for Luas, Irish Rail, Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann will be restructured, and commuters will now pay for the distance they travel.

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For some it's a win, and for others it's a loss, but the NTA has said that fares will remain the same for the majority of passengers.

For example, an adult single Dart trip from Raheny to Bray currently costs €3.56 if you pay by Leap card, and €4.60 in cash. This will increases to a Leap card fare of €4.69 and a cash fare of €5.90.

However, an adult single Dart trip from Bayside to Clontarf Road currently costs €2.46 with a Leap card, and €3.25 with cash. In 2017, it will decrease to €1.73 on the Leap card and €2.20 in cash.

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The NTA said: “This year’s fare determination has taken the opportunity to adjust fares to move closer to achieving the authority’s fares policy such as discount of approximately 30pc for students, and 50pc for children.

“It is also the view of the authority that annual fares should be approximately equivalent to ten times a monthly fare.”

Will this change be better or worse for you?



According to emerging reports, a tour bus crashed into a Red Line Luas at Smithfield earlier this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11am and it has been established that there have been no reports of injuries.

The public have, however, been advised that trams will not be running between Smithfield and The Point, and there will be further delays down the line.

Customers have been made aware of the disruption through social media, with the official Luas website offering further details.

"Please be advised that Luas services are running between Saggart, Tallaght and Blackhorse only due to incident on the line at Smithfield," it read "There are no services between The Point/Connolly and Blackhorse."

Customers have been assured that Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus services for the duration.



If you were forced to get a bus, train or taxi to work due to this morning's Luas disruption, it looks like you'll be making the same arrangements this evening.

According to their website, the technical fault which suspended services earlier today has yet to be rectified.

Advising the public on the situation, the company explained that services between Stephen's Green and Bride's Glen "are expected to be down for the remainder of the day."

Customers are entitled to use their tickets on Dublin Bus services and have been advised that Finnegans coaches will be operating between Dundrum and Brides Glen Luas stops.

The red line service is operating normally.



If you're relying on the green line Luas today, it's time to make alternative plans.

According to the Luas website, the entire green line from Stephen's Green to Brides Glen has been suspended due to a technical fault.

Customers have been advised that tickets will be accepted on Dublin Bus services.

Commuters have been assured that the red line is operating as normal.

Ladies, get thee to the bus stop.