Thursday, 12 February 2004

Ceisteanna (163)

John Bruton


163 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Transport his plans for the provision of a rail tunnel between Heuston station and Dublin city centre; and the length of time it would take to complete it. [4437/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

Consistent with the Dublin Transportation Office document, entitled Platform for Change, Irish Rail recently completed a study on the feasibility of providing an interconnector tunnel from Heuston Station to the docklands. My Department received the completed study and discussed it which Irish Rail.

I am awaiting a business plan from Irish Rail that will include cost benefit analysis, funding proposals and a proposed timescale. The construction of an interconnector is not part of the company's short-term plans.