Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (443)

Joan Burton


443. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the additional capacity that can be added to the existing services on the Kildare rail line in the second half of 2019 arising from the refurbishment of existing rolling stock that can be put into service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40914/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the implementation and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area including rail capacity enhancement projects as part of the DART Expansion Programme.

In light of the role of the NTA in this matter, I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for further response. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A