Photos of the Week - Luas Bus - Red Cow to Tallaght:
This week again is a bumper edition, though this time just 3 photos. This week dublinbusstuff headed out to the Red Cow Interchange to report on the Luas replacement bus service that is running. The replacement bus service is running from the Red Cow Interchange to Tallaght, serving all intermediate stations, with normal tram services between Red Cow and The Point. The bus service is scheduled to run from 10.30pm Friday April 9th to last tram Monday night/Tuesday morning April 12/13th with normal tram services from 5:30am Tuesday morning. It will then recommence from first tram Saturday morning April 17th to last tram Sunday/Monday April 18/19th. The scheduled frequency of this shuttle is approximately every 10 minutes.
AV406 operates a Luas Replacement service on the 11th April 2010 seen on the new Monastery Road cable-stay bridge leading from Monastery Road to the Red Cow Interchange. This bridge is used by the 51B/C, 68 and 69 on their outbound journies but no Dublin Bus service usually negotiates this bridge in this direction.
AV408 using the Bus/Luas interchange road at the Red Cow Interchange operating a Luas Replacement service to Tallaght on the 11th April 2010.
The reason for the replacement bus service is due to construction of the new Red Line branch to Saggart. Trams will serve all stops from The Point to Belgard before branching to serve new stops at Fettercairn, Cheeverstown, Citywest, Fortunestown and Saggart. One can't however help feeling that these interesting days of Rail replacements may soon be a thing of the past. Those 'good old days' are long since past, with the last trickling of capital projects being completed solely due to the cost already incurred in planning etc...
AV406 on a miserably bright day, you bus photographers will understand my statement, is seen entering the Red Cow Interchange having operated a Luas replacement from Tallaght on the 11th April 2010.