Published on Sunday18thJune2017

Testing Begins on LUAS Cross City

20170617 LUAS Cross CIty

Pictured at the testing of the Luas line was Transport Minister Shane Ross

Testing has begun on the Luas Cross City, which will connect the Green and Red lines.

Work on the project started in June 2013, with the first passengers set to be carried on the extended line in December.

The construction on the new 5.9km route involved extending the Green line and creating an interchange with the Red line.

As part of today's "gauge run" tests, overhead wires above the track were powered on as Luas trams travelled at walking pace between St Stephen's Green, through O'Connell Street, to Broombridge in Cabra.