Thursday, 20 June 2019

Ceisteanna (183, 185)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

183. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the cost estimate for the proposal within the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016-2035 of the NTA to extend the Luas cross city northwards towards Finglas. [25867/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Robert Troy

Ceist:

185. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of new carriages purchased for the Luas network in each year since 2009, in tabular form; and his plans regarding the purchase of additional carriages. [25869/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 183 and 185 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including Luas infrastructure and fleet.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A