Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (222)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

222. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the timescale for the electrification of the commuter rail route Dublin to Confey, Leixlip, Maynooth and possibly Kilcock, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48506/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy is aware, 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. This includes implementation of the DART Expansion Programme which provides for electrification of the rail network in the GDA including the Maynooth line.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed 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