Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (600, 601)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

600. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of times the lifts at Skerries train station have broken down since 1 January 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27960/19]

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Brendan Ryan

Question:

601. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the amount spent to repair the lifts at Skerries train station since 1 January 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27961/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 600 and 601 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding of public transport. The operation of the rail network and stations on the network, including lifts at train stations, is a matter for Iarnród Éireann in the first instance.

In view of Iarnród Éireann's responsibility in this matter, I have referred the Deputy's questions to the company 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