Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2416)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

2416. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of times the lifts at Howth junction and Donaghmede DART station have been broken since 1 January 2018; the amount Irish Rail has spent on repairs to the lifts at the station since 1 January 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33152/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding 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.