Safe Walking Around Luas

Safe Walking Around Luas 

Everyday thousands of pedestrians and hundreds of Luas trams use busy Dublin Streets. Some pedestrians take risks, they don’t wait for a walk signal or they dash across the tracks without looking. Pedestrians need to Look and Listen for Luas. #LuasSafety

Crossing Luas Tracks

Pedestrians should adhere to the following safety guidelines when crossing Luas tracks:

  • Always cross the tracks using a pedestrian crossing
  • Always look left and right before proceeding 
  • Always adhere to all the rules of the road
  • Always listen for horns and warning bells from approaching trams – headphones, earphones and mobile phones may distract you
  • Always prepare to cross well in advance and take your time
  • Tram tracks are slippery in wet and icy weather. Be alert. 

At a Luas Stop 

Pedestrians remember the following when you’re at a Luas Stop:

  • Keep clear of the platform edge as the tram arrives and departs. A wide White Line runs along the edge of the platform to highlight the edge. For safety, pedestrians are asked not to cross this line until the tram has stopped at the platform
  • Let passengers get off the tram first before you try to get on
  • Never go beyond the “No Access” Signs.

Luas Pedestrian Signage

Pedestrians need to look out for certain signs and pavement markings when walking around Luas.

Look Both Ways Sign

Pedestrians need to Look Both Ways before crossing Luas tracks.


No Access Sign

Pedestrians are not allowed go beyond the ‘No Access’ sign.


Platform White Line

A wide White Line runs along the edge of the platform to highlight the edge. 

Coloured Paving

Coloured paving indicates an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across the tramway.

Lozenge Paving

Lozenge shaped paving is located 550mm from the edge of the platform and runs parallel to and along the full length of the platform. This informs passengers they are approaching the platform edge.

Corduroy Paving

Corduroy paving is used to warn pedestrians that they are approaching a hazard and should proceed with caution. It is used to identify the presence of specific hazards including steps, where a path or pavement joins a shared route (shared cycle and footpath) and at the bottom of ramped approaches to Luas platforms.

Blister Paving

Tactile paving with a blister surface is used to warn pedestrians where a pavement ends and a carriageway begins, in locations where there is no kerb.

More Information

If you have any questions please contact Luas Customer Care by LoCAll 1850 300 604 or by email info@luas.ie