March 2020 - April 2020
Dublin City - Luas LineDownload full PDF case study
Transdev Ireland has been operating the LUAS since 2004 and in 2019 they took over the maintenance, including Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) maintenance from Alstom. Due to the changeover period some maintenance activities had fallen behind and Pod-Trak was asked to provide some teams to help with the backlog.
Our teams have carried out numerous projects on the LUAS system over the years and are familiar with the equipment and standards required for maintenance, especially OLE maintenance. When the initial request came through from Transdev for support we were able to mobilise at short notice providing experienced staff, plant and transport on nightly basis to carry our maintenance tasks and inspections. We have always strived to be readily available for our customers where possible – especially in situations where project works have fallen behind.
To support the works a Mewp with pantograph was provided for panning the contact wire. Due to a lot of areas being street running with nowhere to leave the Mewp between shifts it was transported nightly between the Red Cow Depot and site.
The LUAS consists of two main lines, the Green Line and Red Line which were linked in 2017. The system is similar to Manchester Metrolink and other light systems across Europe.