Thursday, 26 September 2019

Questions (176)

Catherine Martin

Question:

176. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of new train carriages ordered annually basis since 2014; the potential increased passenger capacity of each order; the delivery date of each order; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39189/19]

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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 heavy rail network and for assessing rolling stock requirements for the network are a matter for Iarnród Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA).

Noting the responsibility of the agencies, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply on the specific issues raised. Please advise my office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.