Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Ceisteanna (319)

Imelda Munster

Ceist:

319. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital allocation provided to Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus in each of the years 2016 to 2019. [28396/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy is aware capital funding is primarily provided by my Department to Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus through the National Transport Authority (NTA).

In addition to that NTA administered funding programme, funding is also provided directly to Iarnród Éireann by my Department under the Infrastructure Manager Multi-Annual Contract (or IMMAC), which provides the funding framework for the maintenance and renewal of our railway infrastructure and is a statutory contractual agreement between the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Iarnród Éireann.

The annual Exchequer contributions to the IMMAC from 2016 to 2019 are provided in the following table:

2016

2017

2018

2019

Exchequer contribution to IMMAC

€134m

€158.8m

€160m

€197m

With regard to the funding programmes managed by the NTA, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please inform my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.