Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ceisteanna (165)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

165. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of plans by Irish Rail to reopen and upgrade the Limerick to Foynes railway line; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14594/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The Deputy is probably aware that Shannon Foynes Port Company has been leading on work in relation to a potential reinstatement of the Limerick to Foynes rail line as part of the port's overall masterplan redevelopment.

The detailed design process and associated reports commissioned by Shannon Foynes Port Company were completed at the end of 2018.

The completion of this detailed design can now inform the commercial case for potential reinstatement and allows Shannon Foynes Port Company (in conjunction with Iarnród Éireann) commence a detailed market review of potential future users.