Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (514, 515, 516)

Carol Nolan

Question:

514. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures taken since 2016 to ensure that all public transport is accessible for persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16527/19]

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Carol Nolan

Question:

515. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for ensuring that accessibility to public transport for persons with disabilities is improved; and the engagement he has had with Irish Rail to ensure that all trains and train stations are accessible for persons with disabilities. [16528/19]

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Carol Nolan

Question:

516. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an audit will be carried out to assess the accessibility of train stations and trains for persons with disabilities. [16529/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 514 to 516, inclusive, 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.

Under the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport network.

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

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