Thursday, December 20, 2012
LUSA TRAM SYSTEM - LAUNCH OF SERVICE WAS DELAYED
The original launch date for the Luas was to be 2003, but delays in construction saw this date pushed back by a year.
An advertising campaign took place to inform the public of the development of the system, while construction was taking place. 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.