On Monday of this week I visited Phibsboro to see if any had changed.
The Luas Cross city project will link the Red and Green tram services with a line from Broombridge in North Dublin (interchange with Irish Rail station) and St.Stephen's Green present Green Line stop. Services are expected to begin in 2017. What is referred to as the Cross City Line will actually operate as a section of the Green Line. It should be noted that while the Green and Red networks are physically connected the services will not be connected because passengers will need to use interchanges in the City Centre.
Phibsborough and Broadstone both have stops on the Luas Cross City project located along the former Midland & Great Western Railway line. The Phibsboro stop is located at the railway cutting between the North Circular Road and the Cabra Road. It has lateral platforms. Access to the platform level is from both the North Circular and Cabra Roads via stairs and lifts from the new deck levels abutting the existing road overbridges. The Broadstone stop is located at Prebend Street and the Western Way. The Phibsboro stop will serve the existing residential communities and facilitate interchange with bus services on the North Circular and Cabra Roads. The Broadstone stop will serve the Mountjoy area and the newly built Dublin Institute of Technology campus located at Grangegorman.