Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (199, 200)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

199. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount expended by Irish Rail on private bus transfers when commuter train services were not fully available; the amount expended when DART services were not available in the past five years to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48723/18]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

200. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount expended by Irish Rail on Dublin Bus transfers when commuter train services were not fully available; the amount expended by Irish Rail on Dublin Bus transfers when DART train services were not fully available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48724/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 199 and 200 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport. 

The issues raised are operational matters for Iarnród Éireann and I have therefore forwarded your questions to the company for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.