Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (589)

Maureen O'Sullivan


589. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which he can improve the transport service for the area of North King Street and Bolton Street and in particular link Smithfield to existing rail stations such as Drumcondra through bus services; if BusConnects will address this corridor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22037/19]

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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 planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including BusConnects and bus services generally.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

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