Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (185)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

185. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a parking infrastructure increase is planned for Portarlington train station to match the increase in service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21589/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure and services in the Greater Dublin Area and undertakes a support role for the relevant local authorities, on a non statutory basis, in the Regional cities of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

Issues relating to the provision of car parking spaces at train stations on the heavy rail network outside of these cities, such as Portarlington, are an operational matter for Iarnród Éireann which receives Exchequer funding for such works via the NTA.

Noting the role of Iarnród Eireann and NTA in the matter of park and ride facilities, I have referred your question to both bodies to provide information on the issue raised. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

The referred replies were forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.