Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (924)

John Brady

Question:

924. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the latest south-eastern line capacity study was carried out; if a copy of the report will be provided; his plans for the implementation of the plans contained in the 2011 south-eastern line capacity study; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44798/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA). The Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016 to 2035 is the statutory transport strategy for the GDA, development of which was informed by a number of corridor studies, included a South East Corridor Study. The Strategy must be reviewed every six years and it is my understanding the NTA will commence such a review toward the end of next year.

Noting the NTA's responsibilities in the matter raised and their relevance to the Deputy's question generally, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.