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Cycle + Ride

Luas & Cycling

Luas encourages the integrated use of bicycles and trams in Dublin. Integrated bicycle and tram journeys are a convenient, fast and sustainable way to travel around Dublin. They also have added benefits for your health and well being. 

Combine cycling and Luas by cycling to a Luas stop, locking your bicycle to a bicycle rack and hopping on a tram to complete your journey. 

Luas Cycle + Ride Facilities

     

There are bicycle parking facilities at most of the Luas stops with more than 700 bicycle parking spaces along the Luas lines.

 

You can park your bike at the following stops:

Green Line

Harcourt: 7 racks Balally: 6 racks
Charlemont: 14 racks Kilmacud: 10 racks
Ranelagh: 16 racks Stillorgan: 15 racks
Beechwood: 10 racks Sandyford: 34 racks
Cowper: 13 racks Glencairn: 12 racks
Milltown: 10 racks The Gallops: 5 racks
Windy Arbour: 30 racks Leopardstown Valley: 10 racks
Dundrum: 10 bike lockers & 21 racks Carrickmines: 7 racks
More info on Dundrum Cycle + Ride Facility: click here 
Brides Glen: 2 racks

 

Red Line

Connolly: 8 racks Kingswood: 8 racks
Abbey Street: 14 racks Belgard: 3 racks
Jervis: 3 racks Cookstown: 4 racks
Smithfield: 7 racks Tallaght: 3 racks
Heuston: 4 racks Fettercairn: 10 racks
Fatima: 5 racks Cheeverstown: 10 racks
Suir Road: 5 racks Citywest Campus: 10 racks
Goldenbridge: 5 racks Fortunestown: 10 racks
Bluebell: 3 racks Saggart: 10 racks
Red Cow: 13 racks  

To avoid causing issues for other Luas passengers, especially those with disabilities, please only use the dedicated bike racks provided.

There are also 10 bicycle lockers located at Dundrum Cycle + Ride Facility and another 10 at Windy Arbour Cycle + Ride Facility on the Luas Green Line. For information about renting a Bike Locker click here.

Carriage of Folded Bicycles

Folded bicycles in their carry case or bag are carried free of charge on Luas.

Cyclists should adhere to the following restrictions and guidelines in relation to carriage of folded bicycles;

  • Folded bicycles must be in a protective carrying case or bag
  • Passengers with folded bicycles must not obstruct doors
  • Passengers with folded bicycles must not obstruct aisles
  • Passengers with folded bicycles must stay with their folded bicycle at all times
  • Folded bicycles are carried at your own risk.

In the event of service disruption or maintenance works affecting Luas services folding bicycles are usually accepted on Luas operated replacement bus services if fully folded, in case or bag and stowed as luggage, subject to space being available.

Carriage of Bicycles

Luas does not permit the carriage of bicycles on trams. There are two reasons:

1. The first is that bicycles, other than the folded variety, take up a lot of space. Trams can get very busy and space is at a premium. We have a lot of people travelling with pushchairs and mobility impaired users in wheelchairs so most of the time we simply do not have enough room to allow bicycles as well. People often ask why we don’t allow bicycles “off-peak” times. This is because Luas can be busy at any time. We carry lots of people late in the evenings when there are events and concerts on in the city. We also get very busy on weekends when there are big sporting events.

2. The other reason is that it is not safe. There is nowhere on board the tram to stow a bicycle securely. In the event of a sudden stop or indeed taking off from a stop, a bicycle could fall on passengers. The reason we don’t install places to secure bicycles on board is again one of space as to do so would take up valuable space for our passengers.

Cycling Around Luas

When cycling around Luas the Luas tracks can be split into 3 different areas each with its own rules and safety tips. These are Tram Lanes, Junctions and Shared Tramways.

1.    Tram Lanes

Cycling is not allowed in Tram Lanes; Tram Lanes are dedicated areas for trams only.

  

Tram Lanes make up 91% of the Luas tracks and are not designed for cyclists. All Tram Lanes are clearly identified by warning signs at the start of the segregated sections. Tram Lane surfaces, track grooves, tram junction signalling and tram traffic pose a risk to cyclist’s safety.

In general, Tram Lanes can be identified by any of the following;

  • The Tram Lane being raised above the level of the adjacent road way
  • A cobble set surface along the Tram Lane
  • The Tram Lanes being delineated by a continuous white line. 

            

It is a contravention of the Irish road traffic legislation to cycle in Tram Lanes.

Irish road traffic legislation can be accessed at the website of the Office of the Attorney General of Ireland which contains a searchable database. Irish road traffic legislation is also summarised on the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport's website.

2.    Junctions

The Luas tracks and trams cross many road junctions used by cyclists and drivers, specially in the city centre.

Cyclists may cross the tracks at junctions with other road traffic but cyclists must not cycle along the track through junctions in Tram Lanes. For cycling along the tracks in Shared Tramways including Junctions see Shared Tramways information and safety advice below.  

Cyclists should to adhere to the following safety guidelines for crossing the Luas tracks at road and cycle path junctions;

  • Always cross directly across the junction with your wheels at a right angle to the tracks
  • Always use a cycle lane where provided.
  • Always adhere to all the rules of the road
  • Always obey all traffic signalling
  • Always obey all traffic signs
  • Always look left and right before proceeding
  • Always listen for horns and warning bells from approaching trams
  • Always prepare to cross well in advance and take your time
  • Always be extra alert in wet and icy weather; the tram tracks can be slippery
  • Never cycle with headphones on or while on the phone
  • Always wear personal protection and high visibility clothing
  • If necessary for your safety, dismount and cross the tracks on foot

3.    Shared Tramways

In a limited number of locations Luas tracks are located in Shared Tramways which are used by trams, vehicles and cyclists.

The easiest way to identify Shared Tramways is watching vehicles; as a rule of thumb if cars and buses are allowed to drive on the tracks, cyclists are allowed too. 

Cyclists should adhere to the following safety guidelines for cycling in Shared Tramways;

  • Always cycle between the tracks and ensure your bike wheels stay away from the grooves in the tracks
  • Always cross directly across the tracks with your wheels at a right angle to the tracks
  • Always use a cycle lane where provided
  • Always adhere to all the rules of the road
  • Always obey all traffic signalling
  • Always obey all traffic signs
  • Always look around you before proceeding
  • Always listen carefully for horns and warning bells from approaching trams
  • Never cycle with headphones on or while on the phone
  • Always be extra alert in wet and icy weather, shared tramways can be slippery
  • Always wear personal protection and high visibility clothing
  • Never tailgate a tram

Dublin Bikes

There are Dublin Bikes stands located close to a number of city centre Luas stops.Visit the www.dublinbikes.ie for more information.

Hiring Bicycles in Dublin

There are a number of independent bicycle companies offering bicycle hire close to Luas stops. Information is readily available on the internet.

More Information

If you have any questions please contact Luas Customer Care by Freephone 1800 300 604 or by email info@luas.ie for further details.

 

If possible, use dedicated cycle tracks and bike lanes in order to stay safe.

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To consult the cycling map of areas of Dublin served by Luas please click here:

  • Dublin City Centre (City Centre, Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Fairview, Clontarf, Killester, Phibsboro, East Wall, Harold’s Cross, Ringsend, Ballsbridge, Merrion, Ranelagh, Clonskeagh, Crumlin, Walkinstown, Inchicore.)
  • South Dublin (Clondalkin, Citywest, Saggart, Jobstown, Tallaght, Firhouse, Ballyboden, Templeogue, Walkinstown, Crumlin.)
  • Dundrum (Templeogue, Terenure, Rathfarnham, Churchtown, Milltown, Windy Arbour, Goatstown, Dundrum, Ballinteer, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan)

 

To learn more about cycling in Dublin please click here.