Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Ceisteanna (163)

John Brady


163. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Transport the status of the proposed extension of the Luas line to Bray, County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40289/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, 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, including the provision of light rail.

The issue of a Luas extension to Bray was considered as part of the NTA's Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area, published in 2016, with some funding toward appraisal, planning and design referenced in the National Development Plan. The issue will be reconsidered as part of the ongoing review of the Transport Strategy which is underway and on which I understand there will be a further public consultation later in the year.

Given their responsibility in relation to this matter, I have forwarded your query to the NTA for a direct reply. Please notify my office if you have not received a response within 10 working days.