A total of seven new longer trams are being introduced on a phased basis over the coming months, as Luas operator Transdev and Transport Infrastructure Ireland attempt to tackle the overcrowding issues on the new Luas Cross City green line. The overcrowding has seen many commuters unable to board the trams at peak times in the morning and evening.
The first 55 metre-long tram went into service on Wednesday on an operational run. The tram ran from Brides Glen to Boombridge and back.
The other six longer trams will be introduced every few weeks over the coming months, once all trams are delivered in time.
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