The first trams will be tested on the new Luas Cross City route this Saturday 17th June in the city centre. The gauge run will consist of using two trams moving at slow speeds (from 5kph up to 10kph) between St. Stephen’s Green, College Green and over to O’Connell St. These tests will take place during the morning – from approximately 07.00am until 12.00noon.
The tram movements will be controlled by test marshals on the ground and supported by An Garda Siochána to bring the trams across the city centre and through junctions.
Members of the public are asked to keep a safe distance from the trams and to please obey the instructions of An Garda Siochána and marshals.
The gauge run tests include a range of measurements and checks to ensure that the new infrastructure is working with the trams. The gauge run allows the engineering team to check the exact and precise specifications. A second day of gauge run testing will take place on the morning of Sunday 18th between Broadstone and Cabra.
During the Summer months tram testing will continue in advance of passenger services commencing in December.
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