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Commuters out in the Cold Over LUAS Strike


Commuters out in the Cold Over LUAS Strike

Passengers, who regularly use the LUAS, woke up on Thursday 11th of February to discover that the all LUAS operations throughout the city were on strike.  Several thousand people, who use the Red and Green LUAS lines where affected.

The strike took affect from Thursday 11th of February and it continued throughout Friday 12th of February. Some people who were not aware of the strike where caught off guard. This reporter saw a number of people walking the LUAS line down through Rialto & Fatima, here in the Dublin 8 area on the Red line. The strike had a knock on effect, and many workers had to make other travel arrangements including talking the Bus to their work place.

Customers, who have a valid prepaid ticket such as a 7 day ticket, or a 14 day ticket, can claim back a refund. There were minor alternative travelling services put in to place for customers by Dublin Bus. Despite no trams running the LUAS have warned customers who have to walk the LUAS line to stay off the line, as electricity is still been powered on. Also LUAS have also stressed that despite having no trams running, that ticket vending machines have been left on at all LUAS stop’s so customers could still top up their leap cards. They also stressed that no customers should buy any paper tickets from these machines while this strike goes on.

The two day strike was called after LUAS workers demanded better pay conditions including wage increases from 8.5% to 53.4%. They also want better working conditions.

For more information on this strike you can go to Changes to any information can change without any notice. The LUAS will hope to return on Saturday 13th February at 6.30 am.


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