Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1138)

Robert Troy


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.

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