Thursday 26 April 2018

Longer Luas trams withdrawn from service due to fault

The new extra long LUAS on the Rosie Hackett Bridge.
The new extra long LUAS on the Rosie Hackett Bridge.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

THE longer Luas trams have been withdrawn from service due to a fault, it has emerged.

The NTA confirmed that the fault has led to the 55m trams being withdrawn, while work is underway to identify the fault and bring them back on stream.

CEO chief Ann Graham said today it is hoped that the longer trams - and a new timetable - will be in effect by May, which will lead to an "improvement in services".

The new Luas Cross City project has experienced teething problems since the trams first began to run north to south in the capital.

Increased traffic congestion in the city centre has also been blamed on the Luas. On the second day in service one of the longer trams blocked traffic on the south Quays after failing to clear the bridge.

The NTA have said that meetings are ongoing every day to ensure services are improved.

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