PICTURES: New-look Luas map revealed

The new Cross City line is set to open in December

PICTURES: New-look Luas map revealed

A Red line Luas tram at Steven's Lane in Dublin | Image:

The new Luas Network Map for Dublin has been unveiled.

The new route map will be used after the Luas Cross City project is complete in December this year.

The new line will see 13 new stops, eight of which will be in the core city centre area.

Luas Cross City is extending the existing Green line from St Stephen's Green west to the Iarnród Éireann Broombridge station in Cabra.

It will take 21 minutes to travel from St Stephen's Green to Cabra on the new line.

The existing Luas map | Image: Luas
The new-look Luas map | Image: Luas Cross City

The new map also shows all existing Red and Green line Luas stops - as well as a detailed section showing where the lines will meet up.

There will be interchange stations at Abbey Street on the Red line, and the O'Connell Upper and O'Connell GPO stops on the Cross City line.

The cost of this project is €368m - one of the largest capital investment projects being undertaken by the Government.

Construction started in June 2013 and it is scheduled to be in operation by the end of 2017.

A close-up of the Luas Cross City line (in blue) | Image: Luas Cross City