Luas 11 year anniversary of red line

Eleven years ago today on September 28th 2004, the red line of the Luas was officially opened by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. The new light rail system from Tallaght to Dublin City Centre was a welcome addition to local bus links to the city and still remains an important development in the area.

The red line opened one month later than planned with 23 stops from Tallaght to O’Connell Street. Together the red and green line Luas cost €775 million to build and there was initially criticism that they don’t link up, however works are currently in place to amend that with it scheduled to be in operation by the end of 2017.