History does tend to repeat itself, especially in Ireland! From having the tramlines back in the early 20th century which were then for some reason pulled up only for us to have to lay down the Luas 80 years later which as you might have guessed is a light rail service. This was one of the most baffling things to be seen in this country in a long time. Dublin, a European capital city and now the tech hub of Europe only got a light rail system 15 years ago. For some reason the light rail was pulled up roughly 80 years ago only to be laid back down at huge cost to the state just 15 years ago.
This system was known as Dublin tramways and was central to the famous Dublin lockout which was a strike action in the 1940s. These days with have the modern version of the tramways known as the Luas and it is a great system if it was a little late being implemented in our capital city. Now another new form of transport is coming to our streets in the electric scooter and the electric bike. There is also talk of extending the Luas line out to Dublin airport which is way overdue. From Dublin airport the only means to get into the city or anywhere in the country is using the bus service which is obviously quite slow.
You can get the air coach which links Dublin city to the airport but the rest of the country have to get a bus into the city to then get a bus or train where they are going to. Other forms of transport like the electric bike are also now being seen on Dublin city streets. The electric bike conversion kits mean that you can make your bike electric thus this is another great mode of personal transportation that is now taking off. www.ebikeobsessed.co.uk mention that almost 5% of bikes are now electric which is a huge statistic. Who knows…we could all b flying around in hovercraft in 20 years!