Thursday, 18 February 2021

Questions (81)

Emer Higgins

Question:

81. Deputy Emer Higgins asked the Minister for Transport if he will report on the progress of the construction of the national train control centre, the preferred location for which is Heuston Station; if the plans to incorporate the metropolitan traffic unit of An Garda Síochána and the traffic control activities of Dublin City Council are proceeding; and when the centre will be operational. [9256/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for 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 public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area including, in consultation with Iarnród Éireann, the National Train Control Centre.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.