The works on the Luas Cross City project are ongoing along the whole length of the project. Below you will find an update of the works to date and the upcoming construction activities in your area.
The first phase started in June, which involved the strengthening of the arches under the North Circular Road and Cabra Road bridges. For this activity our teams set up scaffolding under the bridge and the teams worked inside the old railway cutting.
Further reinforcement at the bridges includes parapet strengthening works. The piling works for the lift shafts at North Circular Road and Cabra Road bridges are now completed.
Heritage Wall Repairs
The heritage walls have undergone several surveys and their condition was logged carefully during the preparation phase. SSJV are currently restoring the Great Western Railway Walls by hand with specialist contractors. Extensive repairs have been carried out to the heritage walls to date. These works will be ongoing over the coming months.
Landscaping work between Broombridge and Fassaugh Road
Over the summer the contractor has put a 2.4 meter security fence along the boundary walls. Landscaping and planting works will be ongoing over the coming months on the earth banks. These works are due to be completed by spring 2017.
Construction on the future Broombridge Luas depot started in February. SSJV aims to complete the depot building works by the first quarter of 2017.
Track Laying Started October 2016
Ballast track laying has commenced. The first section has been laid between Fassaugh Road Bridge and Cabra Road Bridge. The rail specialist team will be completing the rest of the track works in the former Broadstone railway cutting over the coming 6 months.
Project Working Hours
The contractor has been granted permission by Dublin City Council to undertake construction works outside normal working hours between 12 October and 23 December 2016. Construction activities will include rail delivery and fixing, excavation to formation works, OCS Base Construction, form work, ducting and drainage works, ballast installation. The hours permitted are 7am to 7pm between Mondays and Fridays and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays.
If you would like to join our database for updates or if you have any queries in relation to the project, please feel free to contact the Luas Cross City team on:
Freephone: 1800 303 653
Or call in to us at our Public Information Office in Royal Hibernian Way, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
The SSJV work crews will endeavour to keep the impact of the works to a minimum. We are available if you need to get in touch with us during these works, you can reach SSJV’s site representative on 01/5397979.
We appreciate your understanding and co-operation while we continue to deliver the Luas Cross City project.