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Trams/Light Rail Signs

 

Road users must be familiar with signs for tram tracks for on-street trams (such as the Luas in Dublin city and suburbs).

 

Huge image of a Luas, which is like a long silver train except it drives on roads

 

Regulatory signs for tram lanes

The blue signs below show that a tram lane is running beside a traffic lane ahead. A driver can only enter the tram lane to overtake another vehicle when it is safe to do so.

 

Tram lane on left
Tram lane on right
Tram lane on left
Tram lane on right

 

The red and white sign below shows that a pedestrian may not walk beyond the point where the sign is placed.

No entry for pedestrians to  tramway

No entry
for pedestrians
to tramway

A 'No Entry' sign with the information plate 'Except Trams - Ach amháin Tramanna' means that the street is only for trams and no other traffic is allowed enter it.

 

Tram only street
Tram and access only street
Tram only street
Tram and access only street

 

A 'No Entry' sign with the information plate 'Except Trams and Access - Ach amháin Tramanna agus Rochtain' means that a driver or cyclist may enter the street if they need to enter or leave a building.

Remember, when approaching junctions where there is a tram line:

For more information on traffic lights, see the Traffic lights & signals section. For more information on types of junctions, see the Junctions & roundabouts section.

 

Warning signs for tram lanes

Pedestrians should cross tram tracks only where they see the sign below. It displays a tram symbol and the words 'Féach gach treo - LOOK BOTH WAYS' to indicate a tramway crossing point.

The alternative text that may be shown on this warning is 'Féach ar dheis, LOOK RIGHT' or 'Féach ar chlé, LOOK LEFT'.

When in the vicinity of tramways, pedestrians are advised to:

 

Look both ways
Look right
Look left
Look both ways
Look right
Look left

 

Cyclists need to take special care because tram tracks can be slippery, especially during wet or icy weather. The Luas warning sign for cyclists is shown below.

Slippery for cyclists

Slippery for cyclists

 

In particular, cyclists should avoid braking while on tram rails. They should always cross tram rails at a right angle or as close to it as possible.

They should take care to avoid getting their bicycle wheels caught in the groove of the tram rails.

Road users should be aware of the overhead wires used by trams. This is particularly important for drivers carrying loads and people carrying long items. All road users should be careful not to risk electrocution by touching overhead wires, even indirectly.

 

Overhead electric cables
Tramway crossing ahead
Lana Tram (tram lane in Irish)
Overhead electric cables
Tramway crossing ahead
Lána tram road marking

 

The LÁNA TRAM roadmarking sign may be used to draw attention to the presence of tram tracks. It is an information sign to tell you there is a section of road used by trams and vehicles. You should be aware that trams are controlled by a different type of light signal and that you need to be extra careful.

 

Tram proceed sign
Tram stop sign
tram proceed
tram stop

 

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Drivers must not follow a tram through a traffic light controlled junction unless permitted to do so.

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