Local commuters in Glasnevin will be happy to hear that the new Luas Cross City line has started construction and will give another commuting option to many people in the locality. Commenting on the extension, Fine Gael Glasnevin representative Noel Rock said: “This is a welcome addition to public transport in Dublin: it’s cost effective, it finally links the two existing Luas lines in the city and it gives people on the Northside of the city a new option while causing minimal disruption to traffic”.

Glasnevin Fine Gael representative Noel Rock continued: “The Luas Cross City line will also, hopefully, relieve some of the current traffic congestion in Phibsborough by taking some cars off the road, which would be a most welcome development for all commuters coming from Glasnevin and Ballymun”.

The line, which will employ 800 people during construction, has started the initial phases of construction, with 13 stops ultimately envisaged. The new line will have 13 stops along its route including the new Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman. The journey time from Broombridge Station in Cabra to St. Stephen’s Green will be around 24 minutes. You can view the map here.

Mr. Rock added: “The cost of the project is €368million, which is good value for money, it is creating over 800 jobs and is set to be operational by the end of 2017. An extension to Finglas has previously been discussed, and I hope that the sensible proposal will see the green light in the next round of transport projects”.