LUAS is a state of the art light rail transit system serving the greater Dublin area. Veolia Transdev Ireland operate Luas on behalf of Railway Procurement Agency, the authority responsible for the procurement of railway infrastructure systems in a public-private partnership.
The idea for a new tram or light rail system for the city of Dublin was first suggested in 1994, by a Dublin Transportation Initiative (DTI) report, which referenced the original Dublin tramways, once running over 60 kilometres (37 miles) and reaching most parts of the city.
Construction finished in February 2004 and a period of testing and driver training began. 30 June 2004 was decided on as the official launch date of the Green Line. The first tram went into service for the general public at 3 p.m. Several days of free ridership and a family fun weekend took place to launch the system. The Red Line opened on 26 September 2004, with six days of free travel for the general public.
To date, the busiest day on the LUAS system was Friday, 21 December 2007 when 145,000 passenger journeys were recorded. The LUAS had 25.4m passengers in 2009.
SideTracked caches are intended to provide quick cache-and-dashes at train stations. The Cache is a micro container - please re-hide it well to ensure that the commuting muggles don’t discover it. Bring your own pen/pencil. The cache is placed outside the station, so access does not necessarily involve fares, tickets, etc. This cache has been disguised to fit in with the landscape and may need a second glance to spot. Also watch out for nettles.
To place your own SideTracked cache, see www.sidetrackedseries.info
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