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Latest update 7 May 2013
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7 May 2013
The first stage of construction - the pre-construction enabling works - of the Luas Cross City line (BXD), which will link both light-rail systems in the capital is due to start in May 2013 with the main construction works starting in 2015. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2017 and will provide for some 600 construction jobs is expected to cost EUR370m.
Luas Broombridge will be a key element in an integrated transport system for Dublin. It will create a Luas network by joining the two existing Red and Green lines, extending the network through the city centre to Broombridge. The new line will also integrate with rail services on the Maynooth and Dunboyne lines as well as QBC cross city/city centre bus services. A new bridge over the River Liffey, which is currently under construction, will carry the southbound Luas track from Marlborough Street to Hawkins Street.
There will be 13 stops, eight in the city centre, and it will provide access to the new Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman.
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