Luas Cross City works are continuing in Dublin’s city centre. Over the next few months, the scale of works will increase as track-laying progresses along the various streets.
From Monday 10th August, the College Green Bus Corridor will be extended from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. During these hours, only buses, taxis and cyclists can travel through College Green.
Outside of those hours, the route is accessible to all vehicles, and motorists will be able to pass through College Green all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
Up until now, motorists were restricted in their use of College Green by the bus corridor, a ban introduced six years ago, on cars travelling north through College Green on weekday rush hours from Mon- Fri between 7am and 10am and again during evening rush hour, from 4pm to 7pm.
These works will take place across Dublin’s busy city centre until mid-2017 and will connect the existing Green and Red Luas lines.
If you’re driving around the city centre, the recommended route to take is outlined below. For a larger image, click on the map.
Access to city centre car parks will be maintained at all times however, during bus corridor operating hours, motorists may have to seek alternative routes. The best routes and travel options are outlined below:
Motorists looking to access parking at Parnell Centre or ILAC Shopping Centre can do so via Parnell St. If you’re coming from the west or south of the city, you can access the car parks by using Church St, North King St and then, turning left onto Parnell St for the ILAC centre, or alternatively, turning right to use Parnell Centre.
If you’re looking to use Jervis St or Jervis Shopping Centre, you can access them, as normal, via the North Quays and Jervis St.
Anyone looking to park in Gresham Hotel, Clery’s Car Park or Abbey St Car Park are advised to do so via Tara St/ The North Quays and Gardiner St. From Gardiner St, you can turn left on Talbot St to access Abbey St car park or further along on Gardiner St, turn left for Sean McDermott St/ Cathal Brugha St for Clery’s and the Gresham car parks.
If you want to park your car in Arnott’s, you can still access this car park, as normal, by travelling northbound on O’Connell Bridge and then turning left onto Prince’s St (just before the GPO) on O’Connell St.
Similar to the St Stephen’s Green car parks, road users can access St Stephen’s Green East via Cuffe St or Leeson St Lwr. Take a left turn after St Stephen’s Green east and then a right turn onto Kildare St.
From Kildare St then, to park in Dawson Car Park, take the first left onto Schoolhouse Lane and for Setanta Car Park, you can take the second left onto Molesworth Street.
If you’re travelling from the northside, you can access High St via Church St and Bridge St. From High St (Christchurch) then, continue onto Lord Edward St and Dame St. Just before College Green, take a right turn onto Trinity St to access Brown Thomas and Trinity St car parks.
If you’re coming from the south of the city then, you can travel via Camden St through to Aungier St and South Great George’s St. After George’s St Arcade, you can turn right onto Exchequer St ta access the Trinity St and Brown Thomas car parks.
To gain access to Drury St carparks from High St, take a right turn just after Christchurch onto Werburgh St. Continue along Bride St and take a left turn onto Golden Lane, which is before St Patrick’s Cathedral. Continue onto Stephen St and then take a left onto Drury St to access the car parking facilities. From the southside, you can access Bride St via SCR and turn right onto Golden Lane, after St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Access to Fleet St car park is, as before, via the South Quays – turn left just after O’Connell Bridge onto Aston Place. You can also access Fleet St from the North Quays via D’Oiler St, College St and Westmoreland St.