Friday, 8 July 2011
Red Cow, Purple Train
€2.10 to take the Luas from Red Cow station to Jervis street in town, about 11 km. Riding the entire red line from end to end costs €2.50. Transfer between Luas trains is not allowed with one ticket. In contrast, the Paris Metro costs €1.70 to ride anywhere; transfer between tracks is allowed and expected. The Luas has 38 km of track, the Paris Metro has 214 km of track. Despite the higher-than-average cost, I do like riding the Luas. It is fairly quick and the time between trains is short, so there is not much waiting around.