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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 4 November 2021

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Questions (113)

Martin Browne


113. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Transport his views on whether the frequent closure of the Ballybrophy railway line for track renewal works is damaging to public confidence in the reliability of services on the line; his further views on whether carrying out all of the remaining track renewal works on the Ballybrophy railway line in one go would be more beneficial for this reason; if he will discuss the possibility with Irish Rail; the impact that frequent closures of the line has for the reputation of the rail line and public confidence in it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53638/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of public transport. services.

As the 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.