The Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey T.D., has officially launched the public consultation process for the new Luas Line from Lucan to the City Centre.
Speaking at the launch, Minister Dempsey said - "People living in the Lucan area deserve a high-quality public transport service on their door-step. A Luas line will offer this. With an expected journey time of approximately 42 minutes from Lucan to the City Centre, this new line will provide a realistic alternative to private transport and it will improve the quality of life for commuters along one of the busiest routes into the city.
"I encourage the public to get involved in the consultation phase of this project, so that the Railway Procurement Agency can select the most appropriate route for the service."
Some 25 million extra passengers are expected to be added to the Luas network when the new line comes into operation.
Two main corridor options - with a number of local sub-options - have, so for, been identified for Luas Line F, which will be approximately 25km in length and is expected to come into service in 2013. Stops will be located at major interchanges, town-centres and other major locations, such as hospitals and colleges.