A new $133m (€90m) extension of Dublin’s Luas tram’s Red Line from Busáras to The Point has opened in Ireland.

The 1.5km light rail line serves the city’s Docklands area with stops at George’s Dock, Mayor Square, Spencer Dock and The Point and is the first addition to the city’s tram line since it opened in 2004.

The extension is expected to add 1.8 million passenger journeys to the Luas network in 2010 and is a major component of the Government’s Transport 21 programme.

A further extension of the Red Line is expected to open in 2011.