Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (71)

Liz McManus

Question:

171 Ms McManus asked the Minister for Transport the progress with regard to commitments under the NDP to increase the Dublin Bus fleet; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2122/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

The national development plan target for the Dublin Bus fleet is the purchase of 275 additional and 500 replacement buses. In the first three years of the plan, 2000-2002, 93 additional and 241 replacement buses were acquired. A further 90 replacement buses were acquired in 2003. All new buses are wheelchair accessible, in line with transport policy of making public transport accessible for all users, and have improved the quality and reliability of the fleet as well as providing for increased services.