Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (575)

Robert Troy

Question:

575. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address the ongoing issue that passengers travelling from counties Westmeath and Longford are experiencing with overloaded train carriages on certain services. [21599/19]

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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. 

Issues such as that raised by the Deputy are an operational matter for the individual public transport operator, in this instance Iarnród Éireann. 

In view of Iarnród Éireann's responsibility in these matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply.  Please contact 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