Luas Cherrywood to open in mid October

Luas Green line will now reach from St Stephen's Green to Brides Glen, just south of Cherrywood and west of Shankill.


A Luas extension linking Sandyford with Cherrywood is to open on Saturday October 16, it was announce this afternoon.

The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) said there would be free travel on all of the Luas Green line for the opening weekend.

“The RPA is pleased to announce that the opening of the new line will be marked by a free Green Line Luas weekend on October 16/17. All Green Line Luas travel – including the new Cherrywood Extension – will be free to all for the entire weekend and in addition there will be a range of family friendly free activities along the Luas Green Line on Saturday October 16,” the agency said today.

It’s predicted that the 7.5km Luas extension will add over 2 million passenger journeys to the Luas network. Nine stops will come into operation in October, while provision has been left for two future stops along the new section.

Areas such as Foxrock, Cabinteely, Carrickmines, Rathmichael and Cherrywood will be served by the line. The line has been criticised by the lack of park and ride, but the RPA said it expected that areas of North Wicklow will also benefit.

Details on operating hours, frequency and fares can be found here.

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