Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1138)

Robert Troy

Question:

1138. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of additional train carriages purchased since 2000 for the Irish Rail commuter and intercity fleet. [14059/19]

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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.

Since 2009 the procurement of rail fleet for the Greater Dublin Area is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) in co-operation with Iarnród Éireann, while prior to that decisions in relation to, and procurement of, rail fleet was a matter for Iarnród Éireann.

In light of the timespan provided for in the Deputy's question, and the fact that it specifically includes rail fleet outside of the GDA, I have therefore referred the question to Iarnród Éireann for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.