Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (1087)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

1087. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are specific instructions and supports for rail workers who will be assisting passengers with ramps and so on boarding and alighting from trains specifically regarding Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6934/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Government has been clear that continued operation of the public transport sector is important, and it has been designated among the essential services that are to carry on. I would like to thank operators and staff for their continued dedication to providing this vital service in such challenging times.

A number of measures have been introduced across the system, guided by public health advice, to ensure the continued operation of services during the pandemic, including enhanced cleaning regimes and social distancing measures across the network. As the specific issue raised is an operational matter for Iarnród Éireann, I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply.

Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 51
Question No. 1088 answered with Question No. 1069.