Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (266)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

407 Mr. Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Transport if the report that was due to be completed by Iarnród Éireann on the future of rail freight business here promised in April 2003 has been completed; and if he will provide a copy of the same. [25161/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

Since the publication of the strategic rail review in 2003, my Department has held a number of meetings with Irish Rail at which the company has reported on its progress in improving the performance of its freight business.

Iarnród Éireann informs me that it has secured new contracts, has consolidated the business and has been targeting train load traffics which are best suited to the rail mode of transport.