Red and Green Lines

The Luas network consists of two separate lines, the Red Line and the Green Line.

Red Line

The Red Line extends from Tallaght, in the south west of Dublin, through the city centre, to The Point in Dublin’s Docklands. The line has two spurs, a short spur branching off at Busáras stop to serve Connolly railway station and a spur branching off the line near Cookstown to serve Saggart.

The line consists of twin tracks and is 20.5km in length overall. Parts of this line are fully segregated from other types of traffic, with most of the remainder occupying a segregated right of way adjacent to and parallel to the road and separated from it by a low kerb or road markings. Some sections of the line are shared with other types of road traffic including pedestrians.

The Red Line has 32 stops. Park and Ride facilities are located at three of these stops: Cheeverstown, Red Cow and Tallaght Cross. The Red Line depot and centre of operations is located at Red Cow.

Green Line

The Green Line extends from Brides Glen in the south east of Dublin to St. Stephen’s Green in the south city centre. The line consists of twin tracks and is 16.3km in length overall. The majority of this line is fully segregated from other types of traffic. Approximately 1km of the line is on a segregated right of way on public roads. Shared running principally occurs at junctions where the light railway crosses the carriageway.

The Green Line has 22 stops currently in service and has 2 stops which may be brought into service in future when development takes place in the area. Park and Ride facilities are located at four stops: Carrickmines, Sandyford, Stillorgan and Balally. The Green Line depot and offices are located at Sandyford.

Luas extensions

Luas has benefitted from three extensions in recent years. The original Red Line ran from Connolly to Tallaght and was opened in September 2004. The original Green Line ran from St. Stephen’s Green to Sandyford and was opened in June 2004. The Red Line was extended from Busáras to The Point in December 2009 and from near Cookstown to Saggart in July 2011. The Green Line was extended from Sandyford to Brides Glen in October 2010.

More information can be found on the Luas website