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Rail Services Provision

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 15 October 2019

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Questions (551)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

551. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of new and-or refurbished intercity rail cars that will be put into operation in 2019, 2020 and 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41845/19]

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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 procurement and or refurbishment of rolling stock is a matter for Iarnród Éireann in the first instance who, in consultation with the National Transport Authority, continue to examine how best to source additional rolling stock as efficiently and effectively as possible and ensuring value for money for the taxpayer in that regard.

Noting the responsibility of the agencies, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA, for direct reply. Please contact 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
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