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Trying to get around the city hasn't been particularly easy these past few years thanks to the Luas Cross City works, but now the end is in sight.

And it looks pretty damn good.

With the news that the first tests will be carried out this June, it looks like we won't have long to wait, and now an official picture has been released of what the Luas lines will actually look like.

As well as the Green and Red Line, there's going to be the Cross City Line which has brought with it an abundance of new stops.

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Dawson Street, Westmoreland Street, College Street, O’Connell Street, Parnell Street, Dominick Street and Marlborough Street will welcome new Luas stops, as well as Boombridge, Tallaght and Cabra.

With test runs being carried out during the summer months, there also has to be extensive driver training, so it's looking like the big launch will be December 2017.

Are we already planning our Christmas shopping route? Yes.



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. 



Five people have been confirmed dead and more than fifty injured after a tram derailed and overturned in south London this morning.

The incident occurred in a tunnel near the Sandilands tram stop near Croydon shortly after 6am.

British Transport Police arrested the two-carriage vehicle’s driver after emergency services were forced to free several people from the tram.

Dozens were rushed to local hospitals, some with serious injuries.






If you found yourself listlessly waiting on a green line Luas for longer than usual this morning, it's due to the fact Gardaí were forced to remove a disruptive passenger from a tram at the Beechwood stop shorty after 7am.

According to The Irish Times, Luas staff requested the assistance of the Gardaí after a member of the public refused to stop filming members of staff.

Under Luas bylaws, the "use any camera or video recorder or any form of equipment for recording sound or images so as to interfere with any other person" is not permitted while travelling on the city's tram system.

It has been established that the same individual had also been caught filming Luas staff members yesterday.

According to a spokeswoman for Luas operator, Transdev, the passenger also attempted to knock the leap card reader from the ticket inspector's hand before being removed by Gardaí at the Beechwood stop in Ranelagh.

The incident caused a 15 to 20,minute delay on the green line this morning.