Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Questions (223)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

223. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the extent to which it is anticipated upgrades to rail services serving the commuter towns of north County Kildare will be carried out ; if by provision of increased frequency of services the provision of extra carriages or alternatives; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40149/19]

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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 and services, including the contractual arrangements in relation to Public Service Obligation (PSO) services

 In light of the NTA's responsibilities on this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed 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