Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Ceisteanna (137, 138)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

137. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport if he will ensure the electrification of the Maynooth line and the provision of the consequential increased demand for parking given the projected population increases in all of the towns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10292/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

138. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport if he will ensure the provision of parking near Kilcock, County Kildare, in order to avoid traffic congestion around the current proposed location for such parking in the context of the DART extension to Maynooth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10293/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 137 and 138 together.

As the Deputy is aware, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure and services, including both Park and Ride facilities in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) and the DART+ Programme in consultation with Iarnród Éireann.

Noting its responsibility in the matter, I have forwarded the Deputy's question to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.