Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (28)

Bobby Aylward

Ceist:

28. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the urgent need for the provision of funding for necessary upgrade works of various facilities at Thomastown train station, County Kilkenny (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47938/19]

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 of public transport.  The operation of the rail network and stations on the network, including any proposals for upgrading of the station referred to by the Deputy, and in the context of plans to facilitate the event referred to, is a matter for Iarnród Éireann in the first instance.

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

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