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Unread 11-03-2011, 18:44   #1
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Default [PR] Luas Citywest Installation Of The Electrical Systems

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Luas Citywest Installation Of The Electrical Systems
11 March 2011

The installation of the electrical systems on Luas Citywest, the extension of the Luas Red Line from Belgard to Saggart, is now complete.

From Sunday 13th March 2011 all overhead and ground level electricity cables on Luas Citywest, will be live. For your safety keep clear of the cables and poles.

When the new extension becomes operational access to the tramway is only permitted at certain areas, such as stops and junctions. It is an offence to trespass on all other areas; please respect all signage and fencing for your own safety and wellbeing.

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While construction work on Luas Citywest is now almost complete most of the new line still remains a construction site. Until all testing is complete members of the public are not permitted to trespass on or around the construction site.
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Default Luas Citywest Construction Update No 7 - Installation Of The Electrical Systems

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Luas Citywest Construction Update No 7
Installation Of The Electrical Systems

The installation of the electrical systems on Luas Citywest, the extension of the Luas Red Line from Belgard to Saggart, is now complete.

Overhead Contact System Installation

From Sunday, 13th March 2011, all overhead and ground level electricity cables on Luas Citywest, will be live. For your safety keep clear of the cables and poles.

Live Cables Warning Signage 750 Volts

While construction work on Luas Citywest is now almost complete most of the new line still remains a construction site. Until all testing is complete members of the public are not permitted to trespass on or around the construction site.

Luas - No Trespassing Signage

Cyclists should also be aware that some of the new Luas tracks are part of the new road surface layout. It is important that cyclists cross the tracks as close to a right angle as possible to avoid their bicycle wheels getting caught in the Luas track.

Cycle Warning Signage

Click here to view or download Luas Citywest Construction Update No.7

Danger 750 Volts

Health and Safety
Contractors will take all reasonable steps to ensure that inconvenience is kept to a minimum. At the same time, contractors must, in everybody’s interest, ensure that good progress is made with the work in hand.

Maintaining our excellent safety record will be given top priority and we ask everybody who may live or visit or pass through areas where Luas construction work is underway to help us to ensure that nobody gets hurt.

Stay Informed
RPA is committed to keep as many people as possible informed on progress of the works. So please pass on this news update to anyone who might be interested.

To sign up for Luas Construction Updates simply submit your details via:

E-mail: info@rpa.ie
Freephone: 1800 67 64 64
Freepost: PR Department, RPA, Parkgate Street, FREEPOST, Dublin 8

and tell us if you would like to receive them by post or email.

Click here for more information on Luas Citywest
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Rumour on boards.ie has it that copper thieves have been about on the extension.
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Good thing they've turned the power on then
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Progress as of 1 March 2011. All photos have captions.
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Last one.

Map for context: http://www.rpa.ie/en/projects/luas_c...ember2006.aspx
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Can anyone familiar with the area tell me how well developed it is? Is it likely to suffer the same fate as the south end of the Brides Glen extension? I know the hotel and conference center were seen as trip generators but I'd imagine both of those are at risk in the short term.
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Is there any ballasted track on the LUAS network? Seems to be a lot of slab in those pictures and some I've seen of Green Line.
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Can anyone familiar with the area tell me how well developed it is? Is it likely to suffer the same fate as the south end of the Brides Glen extension? I know the hotel and conference center were seen as trip generators but I'd imagine both of those are at risk in the short term.
It is fundamentally different. There are existing residential areas along much of the south of the line and to the north various levels of industry from the Roadstone quarry (not a trip generating location) to offices and data centres. There is still scope for large amounts of infill development http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=swg...&FORM=LMLTC C

Cherrywood: http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=sw7...&FORM=LMLTC C

The NTA's 2030 vision suggests extending it to Greenogue http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=swg...&FORM=LMLTC C

The real problem is getting from the housing estates to the stops - in some cases there are huge detours. I have complained about access and I'm not sure what has been done, if anything. http://maps.google.ie/maps?f=d&sourc...08991&t=h&z=16

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Is there any ballasted track on the LUAS network? Seems to be a lot of slab in those pictures and some I've seen of Green Line.
There is a mix of slab, ballasted and there is another type (where the track is flush with the surface and used at stops and roads), but the name escapes me.
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There is a mix of slab, ballasted and there is another type (where the track is flush with the surface and used at stops and roads), but the name escapes me.
That be embedded track

Ballasted track is cheaper to install but more expensive to maintain but offers more flexibility
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Unread 12-03-2011, 22:44   #12
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Thanks Colm, that's good to hear. I'd still prefer to see these lines constructed closer to the city centre instead of in the outer suburbs but I hope it does well when it opens.
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How would they run such an extension? I was puzzling over this yesterday and as far as I can tell from the RPA map the point at where the current extension ends it seems to be hemmed in by the Hibernian and Citywest Golf courses. Now I don't have a philosophical objection to ramming a light rail line through a golf course but I imagine the members and their barrister friends would.
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I'm not sure of the exact details, but several of the Mansfield group companies have or have had difficulties and they might be perfectly happy to dispose of land.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...274418707.html
http://www.insolvencyjournal.ie/more...ger_H_S_S.aspx
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...274266625.html
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http://www.luas.ie/luas-citywest-tes...issioning.html
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Luas Citywest Testing & Commissioning
08 April 2011



New Transport Minister, Dr. Leo Varadkar. T.D. was in Cheeverstown in West Tallaght today to see the first test run on Luas Citywest, the new Luas link to Citywest and Saggart.

Luas Citywest is the new 4.2km light rail link off the Luas Red Line (Tallaght-The Point) at Belgard and running to Saggart in West County Dublin. The new line includes 5 new stops, 2 new substations and a 300 space park at Cheeverstown. It will deliver a new option in top quality public transport to communities such as Cairnwood, Ambervale, Belgard Green, Fettercairn, Kilmartin, Brookview and Ardmore and will facilitate the developing Citywest business area. It is estimated that 2 million extra Red Line passenger journeys will be made annually as a result of this new line.

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The new map. First seen in Irish Rail's onboard magazine.
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http://www.luas.ie/luas-citywest-fast-approaching.html
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Luas Citywest is the 4.2km extension of the Luas Red Line (The Point - Tallaght) from Belgard to Saggart. Passenger services are due to start in July 2011. Luas Citywest will serve 5 new Luas Stops located at Fettercairn, Cheeverstown (Brookfield and Ard Mor), Citywest Campus, Fortunestown and Saggart. Cheeverstown Stop will have a Park & Ride Facility with 312 spaces. The line will terminate at Saggart Stop. The estimated journey time between The Point and Tallaght is 51 minutes and the estimated journey time between Connolly and Saggart is 49 minutes.

The line is a Public Private Partnership between RPA, South Dublin County Council and private property developers. Luas Citywest is is part funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and was the first project for which RPA has sought An Bord Pleanála approval under the provisions of the Strategic Infrastructure Act 2006.

Map of Luas Citywest, click here to read or download

Red Line extension, Luas Citywest (Line A1), Click here for more information

Luas Citywest (Line A1) Construction Update No.8, Click here to view or download
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