Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (605)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

605. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the terms of reference for the proposed review of the western rail corridor phase 2 and 3; the person or body that will be carrying out the review; the timeframe for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9394/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The programme for a partnership Government includes a commitment to provide for an independent costing and review of the western rail corridor, WRC, phase II between Athenry and Claremorris for passenger and freight use.  The national development plan, which was published last week with the national planning framework, restates this commitment. 

As the Deputy is aware, the programme for a partnership Government also commits that no measures will be taken to prevent the future reactivation of the western rail corridor for rail use. Arrangements for the proposed independent review of WRC are currently being considered by my Department.