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Old July 15th, 2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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DUBLIN: LUAS light rail construction updates

There are currently 3 new LUAS lines U/C in Dublin. LUAS is Dubin's new tram system.





Map of current lines



The 3 lines under construction are line's:

A1 Tallaght - Citywest (Red Line) Opening 2010/11
B1 Sandyford - Cherrywood (Green Line) Opening 2010
C1 Connolly Station - Docklands (Red Line) Opening 2010

The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA), which oversees construction works, posts regular progress reports on it's website www.rpa.ie. They also have responsibility for other projects like Metro but for this thread I will post construction updates on the new LUAS lines.



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Luas Cherrywood (Line B1) Construction Update No 23




TRACK AND CIVIL WORKS

Sandyford Depot
Works in Sandyford Depot are now complete and the new tracks are being utilised for both the existing and new tram fleets.Some minor finishing works continue around the perimeter of the site.

Sandyford Stop
The need to re-route a number of utilities away from the line of the new tracks involves significant works on the footpaths.

Patrons of the Luas are asked to respect any pedestrian diversions.

Blackthorne Avenue - Burton Hall Road Junction
The works at Blackthorne Avenue/Burton Hall Road junction included the installation of the permanent traffic lights. This junction was re-opened for traffic early July.

The track sections in this area have now been completed. Once the new track is linked at the future Luas stop, the track will be completed to the top of Brewery Road Bridge.

Brewery Road Bridge to Central Park
The remaining installation of electrical pipes (ducts) on the Brewery Road Bridge was completed in June. The concrete can now be cast for the last tie-in structure. On completion, the bridge and the existing podium structure adjacent to Vodafone will be
linked.

Works continue in the area of the future Central Park Stop. With most of the tracks in place from Vodafone up to the new Luas Bridge over the M50 at Junction 14 (Leopardstown Bridge). The crew can start the construction of the future Central Park stop during July.

The track installation across the new Luas Bridge over the M50 at Junction 14 (Leopardstown Bridge) is now complete. The installation of poles for the overhead contact system (OCS) is scheduled to start during July.

Murphystown Road to Ballyogan Road
The Glencairn electrical substation construction is ongoing. The floor slab has been poured and the construction of the side walls will start shortly .

The works are proceeding at pace along the Ballyogan Road alignment.

Track and road works which have been addressed to date include:

Track installation between Ballyogan Wood and Ballyogan Avenue East - 100% complete
Track and road surface installation at the entrance to Ballyogan Avenue East -100% complete
Track installation between Ballyogan Avenue Eas and Ballyogan Avenue West- 95% complete
Road Installation at Ballyogan Avenue East -100% complete
The Ballyogan Avenue West junction has been completed 3 weeks ahead of schedule. At present, plans are being agreed for the closure of the entrance at Glenbourne Road. The closures is expected to start in mid-July. The ability to close these roads for construction purposes has allowed works to be completed swiftly. RPA and its contractor, SBS-JV, would like to express their appreciation for the patience and co-operation from the residents and businesses living and operating in the area.

Other works on Ballyogan Road include the civil works at the junction of Murphystown Road and Ballyogan Road, and the civil works at the westerly section of Ballyogan Road.

A new road layout has been arranged at the entrance to the Glencairn estates, off Murphystown Road, which involves the half closure of the roundabout and the diverting of traffic through one side of the roundabout. This arrangement is operating well, and this half closure will be swapped over the next few weeks to allow for the construction of the tracks on the opposite side of the roundabout.

Carrickmines to Laughanstown
The track installation on Carrickmines bridge is nearly complete, with the exception of a short track section at the eastern end. Rock crushing operations at Carrickmines have reached the final stage. The excavated rock will be re-used in other areas of the works, which minimises the importation of materials onto the project.

The drainage works, and the ducting for the power cables is now also substantially complete between Carrickmines and Laughanstown. The excavated site is ready for the pouring of the track base slabs from Spine Road to Laughanstown in anticipation of the installation of track sections. Upon completion, SBS-JV will revert all passing traffic to the original road alignment on Laughanstown Lane.

The Racecourse stop works are ongoing, and preparatory ground works including the installation of the earth mat are currently ongoing at the future Carrickmines substation.

The Brennanstown Stop has seen significant progress. The platform is now ready for the installation of the tram stop furniture and the tracks construction. During June the preparation works for the foundations of the OCS poles between Brennanstown to Brides Glen took place.

Laughanstown to Brides Glen
The track installation between Laughanstown and Brides Glen is ongoing. Final surface finishing will follow during the coming weeks. With the building of Cherrywood substation complete, system works have started in this area.During June, the track sections at the Cherrywood stop have been laid. The crews are continuing the track laying in the direction
of Brides Glen. The first concrete section of the Brides Glen Stop platform was poured at the end of June.
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I really hope they finish that Cherrywood line quickly. The funniest thing about the project is the sign at the bridge in Cherrywood procliaming that the Luas will open to Cherrywood in 2009.The 09 is tipp-exed out lol
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I'm also pretty sure that on the big boards around Connolly station they say that the Docklands line is opening Autumn 2009.
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Id be supprised to see the Docklands line open by the Autumn. I don't think testing has even begun yet. Construction is not finished. IMO it looks like 2010. If it opens in Autumn great but I can't see it....


I think this update was from May

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LUAS DOCKLANDS (Line C1) Construction Update No. 22


TRACK WORKS
MAYOR STREET LOWER
Between La Touche House and George’s Dock Bridge The drainage and footpath works in the area of 2 Harbour Master Place will be completed in June. The installation of the final section of track forming the delta junction has commenced in this area. This track work will be installed in stages to ensure continuous access and egress to Harbour Master Place. The temporary traffic lights will remain in place to manage the traffic flow in and out of Harbour Master Place. In the interest of Health and Safety, we would ask all road users and pedestrians to follow the signs and use the walkways provided.

The installation of the northern tracks between 2 Harbour Master Place and the Harbourmaster pub is ongoing. In parallel with these works, the bases for the poles which will carry the Overhead Contact System (OCS) are being installed. The loading bay will be moved towards George’s Dock Bridge in front of the Spar shop shortly to facilitate works on the eastern side of George’s Dock Bridge.

Between George’s Dock Bridge and Commons Street The track installation and construction of the southern platform structure of George’s Dock Stop will be completed by mid June and the traffic will then be swapped to the south side of the road while works commence on the northern platform. Pedestrian movements will remain as they are currently - restricted to the southern side of Mayor Street Lower. Due to the limited space available during construction footpath widths are restricted in this area for the duration of the stop construction. Our contractors are working extended hours in this area to reduce the duration of the works.

The track installation across the car park entrances between 1 and 2 George’s Dock and the laneway between 3 and 5 George’s Dock will be carried out in two phases to maintain access to both car parks at all times. The entrance and exit to the underground car park between George’s Dock 1 and 2 will be operating as a single lane stop/go basis during the track installation works. We would like to thank all users of the car park for their co-operation in this final phase of the track construction.
If they were still on track works in May I highly doubt it will open in the Autumn. Anyone know what the testing period is? It must be 3 or more months surely?
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There were LUAS trams completely covered with advertising on the Red line last Christmas as far as I can remember. They actually looked quite good. Has this been abandoned? I have seen any since.
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I think that has been abandoned. I have only seen that once myself a good while back. I prefer them the way they are anyway. I would'nt want to be getting a giant Kit Kat to work! :p


I think Dublin City Council wanted to stop all of that sort of advertising with the "free" bike scheme to be introduced later this year. They have banned billboard advertising aswell. That is part of the reason for all those avertising stand alone panels now dotted around the city.
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Luas Docklands (Line C1) Construction Update No 23


POWER AND COMMUNICATION WORKS
The crews in charge of implementing the power and communications network for the future Luas Red Line - Docklands Extension (Line C1) have mobilised on site during recent weeks. They are working in parallel with the civil works crews to implement the electrical power supply, attach the Overhead Cabling System (OCS) building fixings and erect poles. Their works are progressing well and they will remain on site for the coming months to get the extension up and running.

A key milestone is to link the existing overhead line to the new extension. During August 2009 the actual Overhead Cabling System will be installed. Once the electrical system is up, it will be live.

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND CLOSURE AT BUSARAS AND CONNOLLY STOP TO FACILITATE OVERHEAD LINE WORKS
Abbey Street Stop will be the temporary terminus for the Luas Red Line services from start of service on Saturday morning 1st August 2009, until end of service on Monday 3rd August 2009.

This is to facilitate the installation of the new overhead line connection for the new Luas Red Line extension to The Point. Connolly and Busáras Luas Stops will be temporarily closed. The stops are due to re-open for service on Tuesday 4th August 2009. Click here to view or download the Walking Route Map to IFSC, Connolly and Tara Street Stations.

LATE STARTS AT BUSARAS AND CONNOLLY STOPS ON SUNDAYS DURING JULY AND AUGUST
In addition to the special Bank Holiday arrangements above there will be late starts affecting services between Connolly Station and Abbey Street stops on the following dates:

Services on the Red line will operate between Tallaght and Abbey Street Stop only between 7am and 9.15am on:

Sunday morning, 19 July 2009
Sunday morning, 26 July 2009
Sunday morning, 30 August 2009
Before 9.15am trams will terminate at Abbey Street Stop. After 9.15am normal schedule resumes. We would like to thank Luas passengers for their understanding and co-operation

TRACK WORKS
MAYOR STREET LOWER
Between La Touche House and George’s Dock Bridge
The installation of the final section of track forming the delta junction will reach the final stage this month. Continuous access and egress to Harbour Master Place will be maintained. The temporary traffic lights will remain in place to manage the traffic flow in and out of Harbour Master Place. In the interest of Health and Safety, we would ask all road users and pedestrians to follow the signs and use the walkways provided. The installation of the last section of the northern track outside KPMG’s offices is ongoing.

Between George’s Dock Bridge and Commons Street
The southern platform structure of George’s Dock Stop has been completed and platform furniture installed. Traffic management arrangements have been altered to move the work site to the northern side of the street. Pedestrian movements will remain as they are currently - restricted to the southern side of Mayor Street Lower. Due to the limited space available during construction footpath widths are restricted in this area for the duration of the stop construction. Our contractors are working extended hours in this area to reduce the duration of the works.

The track installation across the car park entrances between 1 and 2 George’s Dock and the laneway between 3 and 5 George’s Dock will be carried out in two phases to maintain access to both car parks at all times. The entrance and exit to the underground car park between George’s Dock 1 and 2 will be operating as a single lane stop/go basis during the track installation works. We would like to thank all users of the car park for their co-operation in this final phase of the track construction.

Between Commons Street and Guild Street
On 10 July 2009, the Commons Street/Mayor Street Lower junction was re-opened to through traffic. Please note that for southbound traffic on Commons Street there will be no left turn into Mayor Street Lower for some weeks. We aim to remove this restriction in early August.

Installation of cobbles in between the tracks between Commons Street and Guild Street is almost complete. The installation of kerbs and footpaths will continue in this area for the next few weeks.

Alderman Way
The traffic flow remains one way from Commons Street towards Guild Street. The traffic management and fence lines are set up to enter one way at Alderman Way East (near Guild House) and to exit at Alderman Way West (near Bank of Ireland). We remind road users, in the interest of Health and Safety, to obey the traffic signs and the one way traffic flow on Alderman Way.

Guild Street Junction
Due to space constraints, traffic on Guild Street is restricted to one way traffic southbound and the left turn from Mayor Street onto Guild Street leading to Sherriff Street is temporarily suspended for the duration of these works.

The construction of the carriageway and foot-path on the north-west corner of the junction is on-going. The final road surfacing works have been completed on the south side of the tracks. Installation of traffic signals, traffic signs and road lining will follow.

Spencer Dock
The installation of the granite sets in the track area between Spencer Dock Bridge and the Spencer Dock Stop will be completed shortly. The systems contractor is continuing the installation of electrical equipment in the underground substation at Spencer Dock Stop.

MAYOR STREET UPPER
Between Spencer Dock and Castle Forbes Road
The last track in the New Wapping Street Junction has been installed and the finishing works to the footpaths on the four corners of New Wapping Street / Mayor Street junction is ongoing. The footpath works in front of the residences on Upper Mayor Street are continuing.

Between Castleforbes Road and the Point Stop
The footpath construction at the junction of Mayor Street Upper andCastleforbes Road is ongoing. The installation of the granite kerbs on the South-east corner of the junction are nearing completion.

The footpath on the northern side of the street between CastleforbesRoad and the Point Stop was recently re-opened to the public. The construction of the footpaths on the south side of this street have started and drainage works are currently under way.

The stop furniture at Point Stop is installed and our systems contractor is currently installing CCTV equipment on the platform areas.

Traffic flow in the Mayor Street Upper Area
Since the re-opening of The O2, there has been an increase in traffic activity for concerts and events. We would urge the visiting public to respect the residents parking on Mayor Street Upper and follow the one-way traffic flow as outlined below.

Heading from the Quays to New Wapping Street there is two-way traffic up to the junction with Mayor Street Upper. Drivers are able to drive through the junction one way northbound (in the direction of Sheriff Street). There is no through traffic from Sheriff Street to the Quays along New Wapping Street.

Heading from Sheriff Street to Castleforbes Road, there is two-way traffic up to the junction with Mayor Street Upper and there is access only through the junction one way southbound (in the direction of the Quays.) There is no through traffic from the Quays to Sheriff Street along Castleforbes Road.

SPENCER DOCK BRIDGE
The Spencer Dock Bridge was opened to west-bound traffic on 16th June 2009. RPA organised a very successful press event on the bridge that day with some Bloomsday revellers, including Senator David Norris, in attendance.

Please note that vehicles using this route to exit from Spencer Dock are required to turn left (southbound) onto Guild Street in the direction of North Wall Quay.

It is planned to open the bridge to eastbound vehicular traffic in August / September when the traffic signals are installed at the junction of Guild Street and Mayor Street. The viewing galleries will be opened at this time.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 09:39 PM   #8
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Luas journeys hit by rush to finish link to 02






By Kevin Doyle


Tuesday July 21 2009

Luas commuters face weeks of disruption and uncertainty as workers strive to finish the extension to the 02 venue.

City centre stops, in particular, will be hit by stoppages over a series of weekends -- including the upcoming bank holiday.

The disruption has already started. At the weekend, early morning services were restricted to between Abbey Street and Tallaght. Full services, including Connolly Station and Busaras, did not begin until 9.15am.

In recent weeks, crews in charge of implementing the Docklands Extension's power and communications network have been mobilised.

They are working in parallel with civil works crews to implement the electrical power supply, attach the Overhead Cabling System (OCS), build fixings and erect poles.

The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) said: "Their works are progressing well and they will remain on site for the coming months to get the extension up and running."


Milestone

As part of this work, the Abbey Street stop will become the end of the line for the Red Line from the start of service on Saturday, August 1, until the close of business on Monday, August 3.

The RPA said: "A key milestone is to link the existing overhead line to the new extension. Once the electrical system is up, it will be live."

A number of significant developments have taken place over recent weeks, including the completion of the southern platform structure of the George's Dock Stop and the installation of furniture.

Developers expect the extended line to be taking passengers by the end of this year or early 2010.
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Any pics of those odd looking new trams? Are they technically superior in any way?
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Are they suppose to be introducing newer trams?

The trams on the lines atm are very modern and sleek - I would not imagine there is anything special to differentiate them from other new tram lines around Europe. I have not heard of new trams being introduced. They will need more trams for the extensions. Id say they will be the same.
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No, there are newer trams, and they are slightly longer and "100% low floor"... They're a bit mad looking and fit 80 more passengers. See here... http://wwww.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2055526170
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Ah cheers! I did'nt know that. 80 more passengers per tram? That's quite impressive.
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The first overhead electrical cables for the Docklands line are going live from the 1st August.

http://www.rpa.ie/en/news/Pages/LuasDocklands.aspx
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Hello Odlum and others:

Here are some of my favourite photos of the Luas taken a couple of months ago.

First, the sight that meets you when you arrive at Connelly satation. Prima interchange!



The Red line terminus at Tallagh. High density and good transport service. The right way to do it.



Ballally on the Green line. High quality transport and high density development close by and over the station.



Crossing Red line trams at the Four Courts. This part of town and Smithfield suddenly isn`t so remote any more.



...and finally a taste of things to come. A rendering of the new Hawkins Street bridge to be used by the future BXD Luas link.
I still think it would have been better to use the sufficiently wide O`Connell and Westmoreland streets for the Luas in both directions, making the street a bus, tram and taxi street instead of sending passengers down side streets to find the their tram / bus.
It works in Banhofstrasse in Zurich and that street is only a third of the width of those in Dublin.

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Thanks - I agree with you about the density in some places but I still think density is too low in alot of places especially on the red line. The new docklands line will continue the trend toward much higher density with high quality transport links - as should the Cherrywood extension. At least some thought is going into it these days.

Apparently the new Luas bridge at Marlborough St won't go ahead until Metro North gets Cabinet approval.
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Luas Docklands (Line C1) Update No 24
PUBLIC TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS ON MAYOR STREET LOWER AND MAYOR ST UPPER DURING TESTING AND OPERATIONS
To provide for the requirements of all road users, including tram and road vehicle movements, new traffic lights will be brought into operation on Mayor Street at the junctions with Commons Street, Guild Street, New Wapping Street, Castleforbes Road, the access to the Spencer Dock, the future Conference Centre Dublin (CCD), and Park Lane.

LUAS TESTING
WATCH OUT FOR LUAS
During September the systems testing phase will commence for the new Docklands extension. This will involve the movement of trams between Connolly Stop and The Point Stop on a regular basis.There are no passengers allowed on the Luas during this test phase.

POWER AND COMMUNICATION WORKS
The power and communications network for the future Luas Red Line - Docklands Extension (Line C1) has really taken shape. Over the last 8 weeks the following changes took place along the entire line.

All electrical power cabinets for the Luas system are now in place. Please note that the Luas is fed from its own power sub-station and the running of Luas trams will not affect power supplies to local business or residents.

Installation of the electrical loop detection system under the tracks, which corresponds with the overhead wires and signalling, is complete. During tram operations, this system will send data to and from the tram and will communicate with nearby traffic lights at junctions to allow the Luas go through.

The Overhead Contact System (OCS) was fully installed onto poles and fixed to the buildings. As with the existing system, traction power for the Luas comes through these overhead cables. Every cable you see is live and will remain live. You are reminded for your own safety to keep clear of the cables and poles.
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By Claire Murphy
Monday September 14 2009



The Luas has made its first journey across the latest extension into Dublin's docklands.

Engineers ran a series of tests to the light-rail line yesterday, but it will be months before passengers can take the tram journey.

The service, which runs between Connolly Station and the O2 arena, is anticipated to be running by the end of the year.

Railway Procurement Agency spokesman Tom Manning said the test gave experts an opportunity to check the clearance between the trams and the track.

Consultation

"It's the first run on it and we will be doing more tests over the coming months, so it's a major milestone for us," he said. "Well over 50pc of the work is at the design and planning stages. To progress, we have to do a significant amount of design work and public consultation."

A number of important works to the Red Line's €90m extension have been finished in recent weeks, including the positioning of the electrical power cables.

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Was down there during the week. The line is clear now - just a few small things left to do at the stations. They are using the new trams.

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Luas Cherrywood (Line B1) Update No 24
TRACK AND CIVIL WORKS
Sandyford Stop
The soft landscaping and installation of paving at Sandyford Stop is ongoing and it is anticipated that the main works will be completed in October. New stop furniture on the new extended platform will be installed when the new platforms are complete. The third platform will be brought into use once Line B1 is operational.

Blackthorne Avenue - Burton Hall Road Junction
Following the commissioning of the traffic lights at the Blackthorne Avenue/Burton Hall junction, this junction is now fully operational. For health and safety reasons, some road barriers will remain in place.

Glencairn Alignment
The Glencairn underground substation roof construction was completed in August. This major milestone allows the construction team to start the track in this area. This will take approximately 2 months.

Ballyogan Road Alignment
By the end of September the embedded track between Ballyogan Wood and Gallops tram stops will be completed.

A brief overview of the progress to date:

•Track installation - Ballyogan Wood to Ballyogan Avenue East - 100%
•Track Installation - Ballyogan Wood to New Luas Bridge over M50 at Junction 15 (Carrickmines Bridge) - 95%
•Track/Road surface installation - Entrance junction to Ballyogan Avenue East - 100%
•Track installation - Ballyogan Avenue East to Ballyogan Avenue West - 100%
•Road Installation - Ballyogan Avenue East - 100%
•Ballyogan Avenue West to Glencairn Crescent - 100%
•Road Crossing at Glenbourne - 100%
RPA and its contractor SBS JV would like to express their gratitude for the co-operation of all local businesses and residents during the summer months. A number of local diversions were put in place at the Glenbourne entrance to the Leopardstown Valley shopping centre and the Gallops complex allow continuous access at all times. These works were completed on time and the traffic flow has been restored.

Murphystown Road to Ballyogan Road
Works on utilities and track laying on the Murphystown roundabout continued throughout August. In September, the work site will be moved to the northern corner on the left hand side of the roundabout. All road users are asked to respect all temporary traffic signals. These works will take place over the next 2 months and will join the track sections on each side of the junction. During September and October the crews will install tracks in the Murphystown road area. This is the last section of ballast track for this area.

Carrickmines to Racecourse Alignment
In August works commenced on the section of the alignment around Racecourse Stop. The construction of the Racecourse Stop structure will be complete by mid-November.

Carrickmines to Laughanstown Alignment
The Carrickmines substation is now complete and the electrical fit out will commence shortly. The ballasted track between Carrickmines Stop and Brennanstown Stop has been installed and is now being lined and levelled. Over the next two months track installation will progress to join the track section at Carrickmines with the track section at Spine Road Underpass. The installation of the imprinted concrete at the platforms and the installation of the tram stop furniture will continue at Carrickmines Brennanstown and Laughanstown Stops in October. Retaining walls in the area of Glenamuck Bridge will be stone clad over the coming months.

Laughanstown to Brides Glen
During August the track slab at Brides Glen tram stop and crossover was constructed. Over the next 2 months, the crews will install the imprinted concrete in this area. Imprinted concrete involves the use of texture mats to give the surface the appearance of a cobbled streetscape. This technique has been successfully used on tram stops and in urban environments
on both the Red and the Green lines.

Cherrywood Substation
The electrical fit out of the Cherrywood substation is well advanced. The crews will continue to install cabling in September and October. Final landscaping and surfacing works at the Cherrywood substation and stop platform will take place over the next 2 months.

POWER AND COMMUNICATION WORKS
Poles to support the overhead power lines have been erected along much of the route and, once in place, the installation of cables will commence. As the civil construction works are completed in sections, the electrical and systems teams can move in and start pulling the cables necessary to provide power and communications to the line.
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Final scoping report for LUAS Line F is complete

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Luas Lucan (Line F1) Final Draft Scoping Report October 2009



In October 2009, RPA published a Final Draft EIS, Environmental Impact Statement, Scoping Report for Luas Lucan (Line F1).


As a preliminary step in the preparation of an EIS, a Draft EIS Scoping Report for consultation was prepared for Line F in February 2009. This document sets out the proposed content (scope) of the Line F EIS, the environmental issues to be investigated and the methodology for assessment of the environmental issues. This report has now been updated to relate to F1 specifically, as well as report on the feedback received from consultation to date.

Click here to view or download the Final Draft EIS Scoping Report for Luas Lucan (Line F1) October 2009.

The delivery of Luas Line F will be phased. While the overall route for the Luas Line F remains unchanged, it is proposed to phase the delivery of the scheme. Phase 1(referred to as F1) will run from Lucan to the existing Luas Red Line at Blackhorse Stop and onwards to the eastern terminal of Luas Red Line (The Point).

The EIS will describe the preferred route corridor, the existing environment as well as identify all likely significant environmental effects, measures proposed to mitigate these effects, residual impacts and any remedial measures and/or monitoring required for the life of the project.

Scoping ensures that mitigation measures are identified at an early stage in the design process reducing the need for subsequent design amendments ensuring that, environmental protection and sustainability are key factors in the project design.

The Final Draft EIS Scoping report is a key element of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and signifies commencement of the development of an EIS.

RPA welcomes any observations in relation to this Final Draft EIS Scoping Report for Luas Lucan (Line F1) by Friday 27th November 2009. To make comment on this report, please click here.

Click here to view or download Luas Lucan (Line F1) Final Draft EIS Scoping Report Newspaper Advertisement October 2009.

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