It’s not called the Central School of English for nothing: Not only is the school right in the very centre of Dublin – just metres from the Spire – but it’s also really handy for all transportation links.
Dublin’s central bus station (Busáras) is five minutes walk away, as is the city’s main railway station, Connolly.
And now it’s even easier to get to the school by a third method of transport: The tram (LUAS).
OK, so there was already a tram stop very close to the school at Middle Abbey Street, but with the opening of the new extension to the Green Line this week, trams run right past the school and will drop you (or pick you up) just a few metres from our classrooms.
One of the main reasons behind the LUAS line extensions was to link up the two lines: The Red Line, which broadly runs West to East across the city, and the Green Line, mostly North to South.
The lines meet, not quite at one stop, but around a hub of three stops: Marlborough, Middle Abbey Street and O’Connell Street (GPO). All these stops are less than a couple of minutes walk away from the school, Marlborough being the closest.
Anyway, here are some facts about the new LUAS line:
- Trams start running at 5.30am Monday to Friday and 6.30am on Saturdays and Sundays
- There’ll be a tram every 3-5 minutes at peak time and every 10-20 minutes at off-peak times
- There are ticket machines at every stop, but the cheapest way to travel is to use your Student Leap Card. Not got one yet? Talk to reception and we’ll organise one for you
And here’s a map. Happy travelling!
Simon is the Director of Studies at the Central School of English in Dublin