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LUAS Line B Test Run

Monday 15 March 2004 saw the re-scheduled LUAS test run along the whole length of Line B from Sandyford Industrial Estate to St.Stephen's Green. The trams were greeted by many people workers, locals and enthusiats alike when they came down the ramp at Peter Place. Buses In Ireland was on hand to record the momentous occasion. The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Transport Minister Seamus Brennan greeted the trams on arrival in St.Stephen's Green.

Above: One of the trams ,4006, is seen on the ramp at Peter Place.

Below: The second tram ,4015, is seen rounding the corner on the ramp at Peter Place

Above: The two trams pause at the base of the ramp

Below: Tram 4006 rounds the corner from Peter Place onto Adelaide Road

Below: The two trams pause again. This time on Adelaide Road.

Above: Tram ,4015, comes around into Harcourt Street

Below: The two trams pause at the Harcourt stop outside the old Harcourt Street railway station. The LUAS follows the old alignment of the Harcourt Street line, as it was known, from the Grand Canal out to Sandyford.

Finally: Tram ,4015, is seen at the Harcourt Street stop.

Due to problems with the memory card in the camera which were not resolved until after the LUAS trams had returned from town. No further pictures are available to be put up. However check out Gabriel Conway's article on his Bustravel Ireland site here for shots of the trams in Harcourt Street and at St. Stephen's Green.

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