Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (759)

Arthur Spring

Question:

759. Deputy Arthur Spring asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide the details of the route of the north Kerry line which was one of the two applications for a greenway project submitted by Kerry County Council. [5381/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The North Kerry Line application incorporates two elements.  Firstly, the application is concerned with a proposal to extend the 39km Great Southern Trail (GST) between the Kerry/Limerick Border, which is near Duagh, to Listowel.  This would be a distance of approximately 9km along the line of the existing abandoned railway between Limerick and Tralee.  The second element relates to a proposal for a 10km Tralee to Fenit Amenity Trail, which begins at Casements Railway Station in Tralee to Fenit.

All proposals are currently being considered by an assessment panel as part of the competitive process set against agreed criteria.  A decision and announcement of the successful projects under this second phase of the National Cycle Network Funding Programme is expected in the coming weeks.