Written Answers. - Rail Network.

David Stanton

Question:

147 Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Transport if the feasibility study on railway infrastructure in Cork has been completed; his views and plans on the proposed re-opening of the rail link to Midleton; the estimated cost for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2615/03]

A feasibility study, commissioned by Iarnród Éireann, on the proposals for the development of new rail services in the Cork area was recently completed and submitted to Iarnród Éireann. A copy was also forwarded to my Department. I expect to receive the company's views of the study in the near future which I will then consider. I understand Iarnród Éireann plans to make the report, which includes detailed costings, available to the public. The Cork rail proposals were also the subject of analysis in the strategic rail review and I propose to publish that review in the near future.

Question No. 148 answered with Question No. 109.

Question No. 149 answered with Question No. 90.

Question No. 150 answered with Question No. 122.

Question No. 151 answered with Question No. 103.