Matthews passengers travelling to Dublin can now link up to the new Luas Cross City which opens this Saturday, December 9th.
The new Luas Cross City stop on Parnell Street is just 100m from the Matthews drop-off point on Cathal Brugha Street.
This will provide Matthews passengers with easy access to the Broomfield, DIT, city centre, St Stephens Green and South County Dublin.
“Matthews passengers can now get the freedom of Dublin with this new connection to the Luas network,” said Matthews.ie managing director Paddy Matthews.
“Our main drop-off point on Cathal Brugha Street is less than a one-minute walk to the Luas stop on Parnell street, connecting our passengers with the rest of the city.
“This is good news for commuters who work in south Dublin or the city centre, as well as students in the new DIT campus in Broadstone, which is also served by the Luas Cross City.”
The Luas Cross City is an extension of the Green Line and creates an interchange with the Red Line stop at O’Connell – GPO / Abbey Street / Marlborough stops.
Trams travelling north on the Green Line will no longer terminate at St. Stephen’s Green. They will continue through the city centre to O’Connell Upper and then either back southbound via Parnell stop or continue northbound to Broombridge via Dominick stop.
A single track loop runs from College Green, north up Westmoreland Street across O’Connell Bridge, up O’Connell Street, across Parnell Street (east of O’Connell Street), down Marlborough Street, across the new bridge between Eden and Burgh Quays and south along Hawkins Street and into College Street linking back up at College Green.