Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (322)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

322. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the review into high-speed rail options between Dublin, Belfast and Cork. [52524/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

Project Ireland 2040 commits toward an evaluation of the economic benefits and value for money of high-speed rail on the main inter-urban rail network (including the lines referred to by the Deputy) against improvements to existing and planned line speeds along the lines.

I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has commenced preparatory work in relation to the evaluation with the study due to commence in 2020.