Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (65)

Hildegarde Naughton


65. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the lack of capacity, both carriage and service, on the Galway to Dublin rail line, particularly as it affects commuters on the Oranmore to Galway service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21727/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding of public transport.  The operation of and provision of service on the rail network is a matter for Iarnród Éireann in the first instance who, in consultation with the National Transport Authority, are currently examining how best to source additional rolling stock as efficiently and effectively as possible and ensuring value for money for the taxpayer in that regard.

In view of Iarnród Éireann's responsibility in these matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

Question No. 66 answered with Question No. 54.