Track, Stop & Systems Works

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Contract signed for Luas Cross City Infrastructure Works

Luas Cross City (LCC) is the next phase of Dublin’s integrated light rail network. The proposed scheme will serve a 5.6km long corridor from the Luas Green Line at its current terminus (St. Stephen’s Green West) to the Iarnród Éireann Broombridge Station on the Maynooth railway line.

The Infrastructure Works contract for the LCC project has been awarded by the RPA to Sisk Steconfer Joint Venture Utilities Limited (SSJV). John Sisk & Son is an international construction company headquartered in Ireland with a turnover of more than €1bn. Steconfer is a Portugese construction company specialising in railway works and overhead catenary works. This is the final major contract to be awarded for the construction of the LCC line.

The 33 month contract involves the design and construction, systems integration, testing, commissioning and bringing into operational service of the track works, thirteen new Luas stops, a tram depot with tram stabling and operations staff facilities at Broombridge, two new sub-station buildings, bridge works, overhead wiring and traffic signalling for the Luas Cross City scheme. The scope also includes all landscaping, carriageway and footpath reinstatement works along the alignment.

The on-street works are set begin during June 2015. In the meantime, the necessary site compounds, traffic management measures and work programmes are being developed.

Over the duration of the project these works will be planned and implemented in consultation with key stakeholders including Dublin City Council, An Garda Síochána, other public transport bodies, local businesses, residents and local area representatives. This will ensure effective communication and engagement with the public prior toin advance of changes to traffic route changesarrangements or any traffic diversions which may be required.

The Luas Cross City Infrastructure Works contract will take 33 months to complete, ; this will allowing the commencement of the LCC trial running in the latter half of 2017.

For further information contact:

Ms. Gráinne Mackin

Director of Communications

Luas Cross City

Mobile: 087 6216100

Emailgrainne.mackin@nationaltransport.ie

Main Infastructure Works Overview
Track Laying Step by Step
Main Infastructure Works Timeline

Testing & Commissioning

As works are completed the extensive testing phase will begin. The focus will be on ensuring every aspect of the system is working to the highest safety standards prior to the service being put into operation.

During this phase everything is tested and tested again to make sure everything works properly and is very, very safe for public and staff use.

During this phase trams will start running on the extension but will not carry passengers as the system is under test. When all aspects of the system are tested including the training of drivers, central control, passenger information and communication tools a date will then be set for the launch of passenger services. It is anticipated passengers will begin travelling on the new line during the latter half of 2017.

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