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City West extension

A short line costed at Euro 36 million starting from the Cookstown stop on the current Red Line running to Citywest. To be in place by 2011. This is a private venture supported and paid for by several business owners along the route the line will serve.

Luas Citywest (Line A1) Press Release February 9th 2009

An Taoiseach, Mr. Brian Cowen T.D. was in Tallaght today at an event to mark the start of works on the new Luas link to Citywest and Saggart.

Luas Line A1 will deliver top quality public transport services to established communities and will facilitate the developing Citywest business area. It is estimated that 4 million extra Red Line passenger journeys will be made as a result of this new line. It is also expected that 1.5 million vehicle trips will be eliminated per annum by 2016.

Luas Citywest (Line A1) is a new 4.2km light rail link off the Red (Tallaght-Connolly) Line at Belgard and running to Saggart in West County Dublin. The new line includes 5 new stops, 2 new substations, a 300 space park and ride and 8 new 100% low-floor trams.

This new line is being developed by means of a partnership between the public and private sectors and it is expected that passenger services will start in early 2011.

The private sector consortium which has been formed to partner the Railway Procurement Agency in the delivery of Line A1 is Citywest Luas Ltd (CLL).

CLL is a group of local landowners and business interests (comprising of Davy Hickey Properties, Harcourt Development Limited and HSS (Mansfield Group).

Line A1 will deliver a new option in top quality public transport to communities such as Cairnwood, Ambervale, Belgard Green, Fettercairn, Kilmartin, Brookview and Ardmore.


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