The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA), on 24th June 2010, applied to An Bord Pleanala for a Railway Order for Luas Broombridge, St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge, which, if granted, would permit RPA to construct, operate and maintain a light railway line between St. Stephen’s Green and Broombridge.
An Oral Hearing in relation to this application was held between May 18th, 2011 and June 1st, 2011. An Bord Pleanála granted a Railway Order on August 2nd, 2012. To access Railway Order documents please click here.
Luas Broombridge was one of the few projects to receive approval for immediate delivery following the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review in late 2011.
Click here to view or download the proposed route corridor for Luas Broombridge.
The documentation submitted with the Railway Order application includes the detailed drawings of the Luas Broombridge alignment, stops, structures and related property acquisition requirements. It also includes an Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS) setting out the effects of the scheme on the surrounding environment and mitigation as measures as may be appropriate. The details of any property to be acquired for the implementation and operation of the proposed Luas Broombridge are also outlined in schedules attaching to the draft railway order
submitted to An Bord Pleanála
Opportunities were available for members of the public or any interested party to make a submission to An Bord Pleanála in relation to the proposed development of this new Luas alignment.
All works undertaken on the proposed Luas Broombridge will be in accordance with the approved plans and scheme drawings which will have involved several years of planning, design and consultation.
Preliminary work is expected to start in Summer 2013 following the Cabinet decision (November 27,2012) to allow construction of Luas Broombridge to proceed. Transport Minister, Mr Leo Varadkar T.D. has asked the RPA and the National Transport Authority (NTA) to proceed with procurement and contractual arrangements to allow the project to proceed in 2013.
Following the granting of a Railway Order, RPA commencd the drafting of the necessary contracts and has proceeded with the appropriate competitive tendering processes. Contracts will be awarded with suppliers and service providers for the construction, operation and maintenance of the proposed line.
The requisite numbers of trams to operate the Line at the required frequency of service will be procured and an operator will be selected to run passenger services on Luas Broombridge.
To find out more about Luas Broombridge please click on the project updates below.
Project Update No. 1 - September 2012