Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (714)

Dan Boyle

Question:

835 Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for Transport if he has received more specific proposals from Iarnród Éireann regarding the proposed rail development in Cork following his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 39 on 20 November 2003. [2229/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

Iarnród Éireann's medium-term investment programme is currently a matter of discussion between my Department and the company. The development of services in the Cork area is part of those discussions. I expect to receive specific proposals from Iarnród Éireann on the development of those services shortly. The Deputy will, however, be aware that Iarnród Éireann has already commenced the operation of a commuter rail system in the Cork area, since December last, with the provision of a commuter service between Mallow and Cork, upgraded services to Cobh and improved services between Tralee-Killarney and Cork.

Question No. 836 withdrawn.