Luas Lucan Proposed Route Options Map Inchicore April 2010
Open Days April 2010 Proposed Interchange with DART Underground at Inchicore
The Emerging Preferred Route (EPR) for line F1 was announced by RPA in October 2008.
The EPR crosses the Kildare Railway Line at Kylemore Road where an opportunity existed to create an interchange, even though at the time of the announcement the plans to upgrade the railway line were not finalized. Since this announcement of the EPR Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) have finalized their proposals for the Dart Underground (DU) project.
In its initial routing the proposed DU project ran underground from the Northern line with new underground stations at Docklands, Pearse Station, St. Stephens Green, Christchurch and Heuston. IÉ has now decided to extend the DART Underground tunnel further westwards towards Inchicore and provide for a new station within Inchicore works.
Following the above development RPA has identified a need to explore options in order to provide interchange with the proposed Dart Underground Station. IÉ and RPA have worked together in the last few months to identify a feasible solution that provides a viable interchange between the proposed Dart Underground and the proposed Luas Lucan at Inchicore.
The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) held two open days to outline the proposed change in the route of Luas Lucan to provide for interchange with the new DART Underground station in Inchicore on Tuesday, 27th of April 2010 in Liffey Gaels GAA Club, Lower Ballyfermot and Wednesday, 28th of April 2010 in Oblate Hall, Inchicore.
Click here to view or download Luas Lucan Proposed Route Options Map Inchicore April 2010
Click here to view or download Luas Lucan Line F1 Open Days Flyer April 2010
Change of Route in the South Lucan Area
After the announcement of the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor in October 2008 RPA started the detailed design for Luas Lucan.
As explained at the time of the announcement the detailed design involves analysing different options within the EPR corridor.
As a result of this analysis we’ve identified a preferred alignment that differs from the published EPR in the section between Esker Meadow and the Outer Ring Road: the revised alignment diverges from the EPR at Griffen Road where Castle Riada Stop will be located. From there the tracks would run eastward along the Old Balgaddy Road to reach then the Outer Ring Road just north of Moy Glas estate. This route was part of the route option 2 that was presented to the public during the public consultation for the selection of the EPR in 2007.
The reason for this change is to optimise the system: in the proposed solution the alignment is fully segregated and will allow faster journeys.
Moreover, during the detailed design there will be ample opportunities to provide an attractive environment along the Old Balgaddy Road through landscaping and the provision of walkways.
RPA will develop the detailed design on the basis of this alignment. Click here to view or download this map.