Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Ceisteanna (682)

Gay Mitchell

Ceist:

803 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Transport when he now expects the different stages of the Luas project on both lines to be completed; the month in which he expects the first passengers to travel on line A and line B; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1084/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

I understand from the Railway Procurement Agency that construction will be completed by May 2004 for the Tallaght to Connolly Station line, line A/C, and March 2004 for the Sandyford to St. Stephen's Green line, line B. Following a period of testing and commissioning, I am informed by the RPA that passenger services will begin end August 2004 for the Tallaght to Connolly line and end June 2004 for the Sandyford to St. Stephen's Green line.