Luas is a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system (a public transport tram system) that operates in Dublin, Ireland. The name Luas (pronounced "Lou-As") is the Irish word for speed. This tram system connects suburban parts of Dublin city with the city centre on two separate tramlines. These tramlines are:The Green Line
: connecting Brides Glen to St Stephen's Green in the city centre. This journey takes, approximately 40 minutes.The Red Line
: connecting Tallaght to The Point in Dublin Docklands. This journey will take approximately 53 minutes.
The Green Line opened in June 2004 and the Red Line opened in September 2004.
Currently the Red and Green lines do not connect. There is a 15-minute walk between St Stephen's Green on the Green Line and Abbey Street on the Red Line.
Luas trams will run every 4-5 minutes at peak time and every 10-15 minutes at off-peak times.
Operating times for Luas trams are:
Monday to Friday from 5.30 to 00.30
Saturday from 6.30 to 0.30
Sunday from 7.00 to 23.30.
There are electronic displays telling you the time of the next tram at every Luas stop. In addition, there are electronic displays and announcements informing passengers of the next stop on board every Luas tram.
Special services operate during the Christmas season, New Year and on other occasions.