Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1063)

Robert Troy

Question:

1063. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the heavy rail enhancement programme; the planned expenditure under the programme over the coming years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12719/19]

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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 statutory responsibility for the development and implementation of public transport including the heavy rail enhancement programme which, as the Deputy is aware, comprises funding through the NTA to Iarnród Éireann in relation to a number of rail projects.

Noting their responsibility in relation to this matter, I have forwarded your query to the NTA for their consideration and direct reply. Please notify my office if you have not received a reply within 10 working days.