Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (271, 272)

John Curran

Question:

412 Mr. Curran asked the Minister for Transport if, given that the Tallaght Luas line is operational, the feasibility of providing an extension to this line will be investigated to provide Luas facilities to Clondalkin village and its environs. [25414/04]

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John Curran

Question:

415 Mr. Curran asked the Minister for Transport if, given that the Tallaght Luas line is operational, the feasibility of providing an extension to this line will be investigated to provide Luas facilities to Lucan and its environs. [25521/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 412 and 415 together.

Responsibility for the development of specific proposals for the expansion of Luas services lies with the Railway Procurement Agency. In considering future lines and extensions, the RPA will have regard to the overall Dublin Transportation Office strategy, as set out in A Platform for Change. I understand from the RPA that inquiries are received frequently from developers and community groups as to whether Luas lines could be extended to particular developments and neighbourhoods. However, neither my Department nor the RPA have to date received formal proposals about an extension to Lucan and its environs or Clondalkin village and its environs.