Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (56)

Mark Ward


56. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Transport when Kishoge railway station will open; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25665/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister of Transport, 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 stations in the Greater Dublin Area in the first instance.

However, it is my understanding that the works needed to allow Kishogue station to open will be completed later this year. An official opening date for the new station has not yet been established as the timing of the opening will have to take into account the on-going impact on public transport capacity of the Covid-19 public health emergency. This aspect will be kept under review by the NTA over the coming months.